Month: October 2010

My End of Season

My End of Season

I’m going to take a break from blogging for awhile. I want to thank you all for your encouragement and your insight. And, like the bees, I will be mostly silent. I might come out from time to time if I get a hot idea. […]

The New CCD

The New CCD

My decades old encounter with CCD mirrored the mysterious bee plagues of the past. it occurred suddenly without any symptoms hives full of brood, feed and bees were suddenly decimated whole beeyards were affected at the same time a few hives in a yard would […]

End of the Season – 2010

End of the Season – 2010

Guess what? It’s snowing in Casper. It usually comes long before now. But it’s here and signals the end of my active beekeeping season. I knew it was coming. So, after work last week, I took a final look at my bees. A few lids […]

Migrating Bees

Migrating Bees

The annual bee migration from the major honey producing areas is the Dakotas, to the almonds fields in California, has begun. A few semi-loads of bees dribble through Casper, Wy in the previous weeks. But almost half the semis coming through here are now carrying […]

Colony Collapse Disorder

Colony Collapse Disorder

Randy Oliver series ‘Sick Bees’ in the October American Bee Journal describes viral problems that match what my bees have been suffering for the last two seasons. It’s something completely new. The Old CCD and Viruses As a commercial beekeeper, in southeastern Wyoming during the […]