Dear Beekeeper, Warm up your keyboard, grab a cup of coffee and take the Bee Informed Partnership National Colony Loss and Management Surveys! We need you! We know it is one of the busiest times of the year for beekeepers and we thank you for taking valuable time from your colonies to participate in the…Read more
Guest Post: Bees and Beneficial Insects
By Sam at OrganicLesson.com In the past decade, the plight of the honey bees has become a very important issue, and rightly so, as they play an essential part in the growth of crops and produce. Many do not realize that bees aren't just there to produce honey. They also play an important part in…Read more
A Basic Lesson in Nosema
Contributed by Susan Shank and J. Morgan The June 2015 SIBA Moores Hill meeting was somewhat of a milestone for our group. As of now, we're capable of testing for nosema, and we not only viewed some real nosema spores under a microscope at the meeting, but we also captured some images and video of the spores…Read more
What can a beekeeper learn from a dairy farmer?
Ginger Davidson www.GeezBeezHoney.com 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…Read more