"There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance.” - Henry David Thoreau
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This is a great write-up by Randy Oliver regarding the new Mite Away Quick Strips to treat for Varroa in the hive. http://scientificbeekeeping.com/an-early-summer-test-of-mite-away-quick-strips/ I have been using Api Life Var with pretty good success, which is concentrated essential oils (mostly … Continue reading
I have used a few different programs to track the progress of my hives, but nothing compares to Hive Tracks Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Let me explain. I have a deep respect for Dr. David Heaf, who brought to light the Warre beekeeping concept to the English speaking world. He did the translation work of Warre’s book and I have had the privilege of … Continue reading
In a earlier post, I describe how I use a one gallon paint can from Lowe’s as a top feeder and set it on the hive on Jan. 16th. I didn’t check the hive until February 6th and the can … Continue reading
Out of the many beekeeping suppliers out there, I have found Mann Lake the most reasonable in terms of price, but I had no idea what kind of quality I would be getting when I placed my order. I did … Continue reading
Over the last few weeks, I have inspected my one remaining Warre hive. This was the Minnesota Hygenic package that I installed. The other hive I had with Carnolians, died out. They were from a nuc I had purchased. From … Continue reading
Bayer CropScience acquires varroa mite for bee health product-Bayer CropScience, crop protection, thymol, bee
This is quite depressing really. The same company that has poisoned our bees now hold a trademark technology for bee health. I am sure they will figure out a way to patent Thymol and then make everyone pay to use … Continue reading
Call to ban pesticides linked to bee deaths worldwide | Mail Online.
As I mention in my previous post, I have learned a lot over the past year as a newbie beekeeper. As we enter 2011, my interest in this wonderful craft as been renewed. I will try and post more of … Continue reading
I have not updated here in ages. The last you saw, I was installing my second package of bees from a Nuc. Well, a lot has happened since then and now that my first beekeeping season with the Warre Hive … Continue reading