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 [...]
Honey Bee Health Summit. Sponsored by Project Apis m, The Honey bee Advisory Council, and Monsanto. Chesterfield, MO.
I probably haven’t mentioned that I was invited to The Honey Bee health Summit, held at Monsanto headquarters this week, held just outside of St. Louis. It kicked off this afternoon, runs all day tomorrow and finishes [...]
It’s no secret. A million, maybe more colonies that were alive last Thanksgiving aren’t alive today, the beginning of May. What happened? Lots of things, actually, but mostly, from those I talk to and what I know and what I’ve seen it was this.
Early brood rearing due to an easy winter and [...]
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 don’t think you would either.
His philosophy is that everything he wants to do is OK, the rest of the world be damned. He is profane, belligerent, a bully, a bigot and stubborn. But he is not dumb.
Rules and regulations, laws, ordinances [...]
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 [...]
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