Saturday, May 11, the good folks at Case Western University’s Squire Valeeview Farm, including Chris Bond, Horticulturist, Anna Locci, Farm Manager, and the wonderful staff, designers and builders, dedicated the A. I. Root Observational Apiary just behind the Farm’s Honey House.
The site was initially a small, almost empty field, located between experimental [...]
I’ve mentioned that almonds are one of California’s biggest crops. Just so you know, here’s some more info that supports the fact that the beekeeping industry should be paying more attention to this tree.
Last year there were 740,000 bearing acres of almonds, but more importantly, there were 85,000 acres of non-bearing acres. That [...]
I just attended the 99th Annual meeting of the Iowa Honey Producer’s Association. They meet in Marshaltown every year at a motel large enough to handle the 150+ people attending. The Association has about 400 members state wide so 40% of their members attending was outstanding.
Though not nearly as contentious, dramatic, or as well [...]
Have you noticed the goldenrod bloom this season? With the exception of the extremely dry areas of the south, there seems to be much, much more of this wonderful, productive, attractive bloom than usual.
Maybe it’s just me…and that could be…but I tend to travel quite a bit this time of year to beekeeper meetings [...]
When I arrived here a quarter century ago I wanted to initiate a regular column in the magazine where almost anything goes, but mostly having to do with bees and beekeeping. It should, I thought, deal with the industry we are all a part of like it or not, the people who are the movers [...]
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