Category Archives: drones

What can a beekeeper learn from a dairy farmer?

Ginger Davidson As most of you know, I’m enamored with learning about drones - male honey bees, not the small flying machines. I truly believe that you can’t have a great queen without some awesome drones. With all the attention given to queens, drones are often taken for granted and forgotten. However, since the…
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Drones the Forgotten Bees: See You Next Spring

by Ginger Davidson It’s now fall. This is the time of the year when trees look like a Monet against our hillside. The temperatures are dropping and the days are getting shorter. Pumpkins, corn stalks, and decorative Indian corn adorn porches across the Midwest in preparation for bean and chili suppers, ghostly trick o’…
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Drones: The Forgotten Bee – Drone Frame Trapping

By Ginger Davidson Recently, I was selected and funded for a small research grant project to look at using drone frame trapping to control mites while raising those drones to maturity for mating purposes. Why in the world would you want to do this? Through a serious of small articles, you can follow my…
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