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Author: Brett

Spring Checkups

Spring Checkups

At this point you probably have a pretty good idea of your success this winter. If you don’t, wait for a 40 + degree day and go and check. Pop the top, check the stores and tally your wins and losses. Although, there is more […]

The Truth Of Africanized Bees

The Truth Of Africanized Bees

In 1957 a biologist named Warwick E. Kerr was trying to figure out how to maintain a honeybee population in the hot and moist climate of Brazil. During his research he figured out that the most productive bees on earth came from southern Africa. His […]

Collecting Milkweed Seeds In The Fall

Collecting Milkweed Seeds In The Fall

This fall, in addition to building boxes, planning next year’s apiary expansion and reading articles on beekeeping, I am collecting seeds. Not just any seeds but beneficial, native and fragrant milkweed seeds. I am sure you have seen them floating around in the brisk fall […]

My Role In The Environmental Crisis

My Role In The Environmental Crisis

One simply cannot ignore the media coverage of “global warming”, but that does not in any way mean the general public has the whole picture, the factual snippets that in some small individualized way, we have control over. Whether as small as turning the lights […]

How To Find Your Queen During An Inspection

How To Find Your Queen During An Inspection

So, you finally have some beehives in your backyard (notice I said hives, because you should most definitely get more than one to start with). You probably can’t stop thinking about them, worrying about them and being curious as to what it is they’re doing […]

How Beekeeping Saved My Life

How Beekeeping Saved My Life

Beekeeping wasn’t one of those things that interested me for a while, or a sideline hobby there for me when I have the time. Beekeeping instantly changed my life, the perspective from which I view myself and the goals I have for the near future […]