The Honey Bee Blog is my mini-journal about Honey Bees. It...
--lets you know whenever new webpages appear on Keeping-Honey-Bees, telling you about a new find, feature or story.
--keeps you up to date with other postings or news about Honey Bees (like the latest information on avoiding Colony Collapse Disorder!)
Wax moths are a nuisance in most hives. How to keep them from destroying your colony.
Making our first Solar Wax Melter, a step by step guide
Raw honey is so precious that throughout history men have been willing to risk life and limb to proccur it!
How is the honey bee's proboscis similar to Pinochio, an elephant, a tapir, an anteater and a butterfly?
Is the honey bee population decline REALLY a crisis to be concerned about?
So, maybe they are examples of how to avoid financial collapse, but I believe they could be front-runners on how to fight against Colony Collapse in our honey bees. Here is an informative and enjoyable read about Greece's efforts to promote honey bees.
Discover amazing honey bee facts! Find information about the functional stages of a worker bee, the bee dance, beebread, bee anatomy, etc.
Swiss activists hone in on honey bee loss culprits. Sometimes familiarity breeds contempt, but we can't lose sight of a main cause for honey bee loses. The pressure must continue before we see change.
There seems to be indications that hobby beekeepers have healthier bees than commercial bee keepers. Find out why.
Systemic insecticides are a real hazard to honey bees. 20 years ago they were relatively new to agriculture. Now they are common place and bee keepers are losing around 50% of their colonies every year. Share this with your neighbor who sprays his lawn every spring.
On the one hand, I am grateful that Bayer is trying to raise awareness of honey bee health. On the other hand, does it compute that a company that makes products that hurt bees is trying to educate the public about honey bee problems? Is this a public relations scheme to preempt the publics concerns about their products? If they come across as the "good guy" for honey bee health, then how could their products possibly be bad? Just a thought...
Bee bread is bee pollen. Which of these pollens could be hazardous to your health...plant pollen or bee pollen?
Thought you would never be interested in keeping honey bees? We didn't until we discovered their unique design and purpose. Read on and catch the excitement as our family shares what we are learni
Learn about bee anatomy. What does a bee look like up close? What are each parts' function? Find your answers here!
Abigails laying hens. Updates from our urban homestead
An Apiary is a special place for your bees. Explore your options.
Bee enemies and diseases and how they work together to take over a colony.
Wild honey bees have lived in this shed for several years. How did we get them out without killing them?
I know that honey can have different flavors according to what flowers the bees have gathered from. What, in your opinion, is the best flavor? I think
When we consider how incredibly important honey bees are to our food supply, it's not just the honey bee that is affected. It's like taking a hammer to my own toe (& the toe of everyone else I know)!
Careless use of pesticides might need a stricter level of accountability, don't you think?
Spanish Lavender may very well be THE most sought-after plant...by both humans and honey bees alike! The pleasing aroma of this perennial plant is clean and refreshing!
Sometimes it is hard for big business to admit when their business strategies have a profound effect on our food sources and health. Read this recent article to learn what scientists are discovering...
Fireweed honey is made in the bear inhabited mountains of British Columbia. Here I share how an experienced beekeeper dealt with bears in his apiary.
A hive transfer is necessary when equipment breaks down or you have a remodeled hive. Moving the bees with minimal disruption to the bees takes preparation and care
I love what they are doing! Teaching children about honey bees and establishing a colony in around 40 different zip codes is a great accomplishment! Kudos to the Pollards!
We've been experiencing drastic climatic changes in our country. As a beekeeper, I found that there was a time when one day, the weather was fine, but
The Top Bar Hive is an excellent way to begin keeping honey bees. Find out if this method will work for you.
Use the small peeled baby carrots as they are called . Actually they are just carrots ground down to size. Use as many as you think will serve the number
Keeping your own honey bees is really NOT a strange idea for you to consider! Many are taking up this fascinating hobby with an eye toward its manifold benefits. Check out this excellent article from USA Today!
A semi-truck with 104 hives of honey bees has an accident...shutting down the highway near Edmonton, Canada. People become afraid of bees being loose, but unless you are right there where their destroyed hives are, they have nothing to protect and therefore are as harmless as a bee you might see flying through your back yard....
Honey Bee pheromones are the most fascinating thing about bees to me!
Texas Sage is the perfect way to feed your bees during the record-breaking drought of 2011. This plant thrives on little water and attracts pollinators with its blooms.
Farmers realize that without the worlds best pollinator (honey bees) as their ally, their crops face certain difficulty. Bee-keepers hesitate to put bees in mono-culture crops without bee-friendly vegetation near by.
Pesticides indirectly contribute to the weakening of natural communities. The irony is that pesticides appear to be very effective in destroying plant
Beehives in the city? Yes, the Fairmont Dallas is one of many businesses making use of rooftop beehives.
Bees chronically exposed to low-levels of insecticides are more prone to die than scientists had anticipated.
Dandelions were actually brought to the United States from Europe to provide food for honeybees. Now they can be found across the planet. Dandelions are still used to make an herbal beer in England and Canada and are a rich source of potassium
Why would one say such a thing? Well, it is common knowledge that the larger universities are given grants from chemical companies to do the research. What would be as counter-productive to a chemical company to pay for something that will end up hurting your own business? I'm just saying...
What would you do if a ton-size elephant was eating your garden? Check out the ingenious solution of these African locals in their efforts to save their produce from plunder!
This Edmonton native has a good understanding regarding the nature of swarms...they are practically harmless!
Bee removals are extremely rewarding.
Not only is the beekeeper providing a service to the resident, but he/she is also saving bees and building up their apiary. An added benefit is the genetic diversity gained through the introduction of potential feral colonies.
Here are some of my recent adventures...