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About wasatchwarre

Iconoclast... liberal Utahn who likes guns, lived in Japan for 5 years, works in HR, and dreams of homesteading some day.

Mite Away Quick Strips (MAQS)

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

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Best software to track hives

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.

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An end to Warre Beekeeping? Well, kind of…

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

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Winter Feeding: Fondant

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

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Beekeeping suppliers

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

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Winter Report

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

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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

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Call to ban pesticides linked to bee deaths worldwide | Mail Online

Call to ban pesticides linked to bee deaths worldwide | Mail Online.

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Beekeeping: One year later

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

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First beekeeping season coming to a close: Things I have learned

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

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