Month: November 2009

Guttation Water – Oh My Gosh!

Guttation Water – Oh My Gosh!

Guttation is the process plants use to handle excess water pressure developed when the leave’s stomata are closed or they aren’t transpiring. Xylem sap moves directly from the roots, depositing water droplets directly on the leaves or other plant structures. Guttation water normally carries some […]

ARS

ARS

A little help from our government. The ARS people are getting serious about this. The latest edition of the American Bee Journal, August 2009, page 755, outlines their approach for studying ‘The Importance of Microbes In Nutrition and Health of Honey Bee Colonies’. This is […]

Probiotics – The Cutting Edge

Probiotics – The Cutting Edge

More From Sweden And The ARS Probiotic research will be the greatest advancement in beekeeping since beekeepers figured out how to harvest honey without killing the bees and destroying the nest. Through it, the importance of environment, bee biology and proper management will be united. […]

Backwards Beekeepers

Backwards Beekeepers

About a decade ago, Charles Martin Simons publish several articles in the American bee press. At the time, his ideas were revolutionary. Today, with his ideas more appropriate than ever, a Backward Beekeeper Club was organized around them. They are active. Have a blog. And […]

Anarchy Beekeeping!

Anarchy Beekeeping!

And The Florida Beeman I’ve just returned from a quick visit to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. While there, I thought of Sam Comfort, a beekeeper I met while living at Boynton Beach. Back then, Sam invited me out for lunch. He’s a young beekeeper with a […]

Beauty

Beauty

I’ve spent a little time around the Vertical Natural Comb Hives page today. Looking at the photos again, the beauty of the Warre’ hives impressed me. There’s just something about them that is beautiful to behold. What Is Beauty? Maybe it’s the natural finish, or […]

The Barefoot Beekeeper

The Barefoot Beekeeper

Have you seen the barefoot beekeeper. If not, head over to Phil Chandler’s www.biobees.com website. He’s got a free Top Bar Hive ebook and you can download the ‘The Barefoot Beekeeper’. They’re a must read. And if you like the electric version, Phil’s book is […]