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I’m currently reading Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis by Rowan Jacobsen. In the first two chapters, he does a wonderful job of outlining the history of honey bees in America, a brief introduction of their importance, as well as an overview of the inner workings of a hive. 613 more words
Varroa mites (or varroa destructor) are an external parasite that attacks honey bees. This mite attaches itself to the bee and feeds off its blood (similar to a tick) and can cause weakness and deformities in the bee population. 627 more words
So enrollment for the Introduction to Beekeeping workshop is now open!
Here is a description of the class:
If you re thinking about starting a beehive or are just curious about what s involved with keeping bees, then this is a great introductory class for you. 156 more words
It’s spring, thus I offer this very simple, very shortened summary of a queen’s life…
When you buy a nuc or a package, the queen is already running the show, but if that queen dies or a colony swarms, the bees find themselves needing to make a new queen. 413 more words