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Why Spraying Pesticides to Combat Zika Virus is Actually Bad for You

Millions of honeybees are dead in Dorchester County, South Carolina, and local beekeepers say the mass death was a result of the county spraying the area with  486 more words


God save the queen

We did the spring inspection before picking up our new girls today. I knew they were active, but I was pleasantly surprised at how well they were doing. 180 more words


The end of a hard winter. 

I  spent yesterday afternoon burning my bee hives. That’s not a sentence a beekeeper would ever want to say. It’s not something I have ever had to do in my previous 10+ years of beekeeping. 619 more words


Never ending tribulations of beekeeping

This is a pricey hobby. $3,152.63 has been spent on beekeeping supplies since 2014, and we’ve only made about $220 selling honey.

The summer of 2016 began with 4 strong hives. 174 more words


Defecation Flights and Winter Carnage

They tell me this is normal but wow, that’s a lot of dead bees in front of the hive.  Apparently all of the drones get kicked out…as useless resource consumers in the winter! 81 more words

Over Wintering