Month: December 2010

Reflections – 2010

Reflections – 2010

It’s time to reflect on the previous season’s beekeeping. This is the most disastrous beekeeping year I’ve ever had. And I’ve a few bad ones. But this is the first bad one since going natural, more than a decade ago. When things are going great […]

Barefoot Beekeeper

Barefoot Beekeeper

Did I read this correctly? free beekeeping articles and ebooks natural beekeeping podcasts here subscribe to the Barefoot Beekeeper App on iTunes And all done by Phil Chandler at Biobees.com. Lots of other natural beekeeping links, a forum, pamphlets and an organization to save the […]

Heater Bees

Heater Bees

Many beekeepers think hive inspection isn’t harmful. Bee disease is seen as a worse problem. That a beekeeper must frequently inspect to protect bees from harm. My first beekeeping job required hive inspections every two weeks. Natural beekeepers know better. As science advances, we learn […]

Mainstream Beekeeping Going Natural?

Mainstream Beekeeping Going Natural?

In Honeybee Health Strategies in Century 21 Peter Borst states: More from the Evans/Spivak paper, in which they cover the work done on bee pathology over the past 50 years: > We will discuss how human efforts to maintain healthy colonies intersect with similar efforts […]

Organically Managed Beekeeping Podcast

Organically Managed Beekeeping Podcast

I got a call from Craig at Organically Managed Beekeeping Podcast. I’d visited his site. Podcasting is a neat way to get information. Wow! Craig’s been busy! Dozens of hours of great interviews. I downloaded them and started listening at my convenience. The days of […]

Genetics – I can’t get it!

Genetics – I can’t get it!

What’s with genetics? I’ve got the mind, the ability, and the desire to understand it. And I’ve tried to force an understanding. But can’t. I’ve read college genetic texts trying to master the basics. I’ll make it about half way. No problem. Then I get […]

Randy Oliver – Scientific Beekeeping

Randy Oliver – Scientific Beekeeping

What does a non-migratory Wyoming beekeeper do when the winds are howling and the snow blowing? This one turns down the thermostat. Fires up the infra-red heater. Kicks back and reads. I’ve visited Randy Oliver’s  Scientific Beekeeping site. If you haven’t been there, take the […]