We had some clear weather at the end of February, and I took advantage of it to check the hives. For the record, Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey had a 13% loss of beehives from September to March. Im often asked this question, but let me say that I think the number has little […]
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Whenever someone says they want to help save the bees by becoming a beekeeper, I feel discouraged. That statement usually means they are about to buy a box of unrelated honey bees shipped from the south with a factory queen and all the optional extras, including mites and viruses. Hard work and sound judgment […]
Rather than accepting crystallized honey as a unique product, we waste a lot of effort trying to fix it. Some consumers actually dispose of solidified honey, believing it turned or became unsafe to eat. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, clumsy attempts to prevent crystallization, or to re-liquefy solid honey, can […]
We are breaking ground in modern beekeeping. The stage is set and like most big problems, collaboration is key. As a Sentinel Apiary participant, you will get the tools and information you need to take your beekeeping group to the next level. By doing so you become a guardian of all bees in your […]
Beekeepers in northern climates have already lost a lot of colonies this winter. While official counts wont be recorded for a few months, some trends are starting to emerge. One of these trends is a specific type of colony death. In Michigan, Ive received so many calls describing the scenario below, that I can describe […]