It’s been a pretty hectic year so far as the bees are concerned. I don’t talk much about our bees, either here or in the magazine, not because I don’t do much with them, rather there always seems to be something more interesting to bring up. But this year has been different enough to bear [...]
OK, this is a commercial. I admit that. But it’s not about the books we sell or the magazine we publish. Rather, it’s about a project my local Medina County Beekeepers Association is having. If you read this blog on only an occasional basis you have already met Peggy Garnes. She’s the President of the [...]
Check off another bucket list item – marking queens on a grand scale!
Queen Right Colonies had a delivery of packaged honey bees – 1800 boxes. The event made the media come out and while they were there taking pictures and interviewing – employees and folks picking up their new charges!
About 800 [...]
I recently returned from attending the grand opening of the Bayer Crop Science North American Bee Care Center located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
This facility, along with the Bayer Bee Care Center in Germany, will provide research regarding the many factors affecting honey bee health.
The Center provides many interactive stations where [...]
My Boss hit’s a Milestone!!!
Even though my boss, Kathy Summers (Assistant Editor, Design & Layout at Bee Culture Magazine), will be out of the office on her birthday – we couldn’t miss the opportunity to have some fun! It was a pleasure to celebrate her milestone with the office staff. Her giving [...]
I’m jumping ahead this time but we’ll get back to Rule 3 soon. But this time I’m looking at something more timely…. The Seventh Rule is: Enough Good Food.
I am guilty of not following this rule this past winter. I’ve lost colonies during winters in the past…most recently to issues with queens, and especially [...]
I met Daniel Oduntan, CEO of the Institute of Vocational Bee Craft at the Western Pennsylvania
Beekeepers Seminar on February 15, 2014
He had traveled to the United States to learn ways that we keep bees and how the differences could
possibly benefit [...]
Buried in snow again!!!!
Monday evening snow came again along with the wind. At the house we probably got a good 8 to 10 inches. Coupled with blowing and drifting – it was a mess!
Stayed home and worked on the laptop to stay current. I [...]
Russian Bees Get It Right
A noted honey bee scientist in the U.S. said some time ago he was weary of dealing with Varroa. That he wanted to move on to some real science. The cause of his frustration was that neither he, not any of the scientists were getting anywhere with solving the Varroa [...]
American Beekeeping Federation Conference was held this year in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on January 8th to the 11th. I was truly lucky to attend this meeting and was looking forward to some warm weather but as Mother Nature would have it, the temps there were colder than had been seen in a long time.
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