So, What Should I Do?

So, What Should I Do?

The fruit tree bloom is over with. The dandelions are mostly done blooming. There’s a plethora of caragana, lilac, and honeysuckle bloom. And yellow sweet clover is just beginning to color the landscape. But guess what? Here’s what I’ve seen so far in the way of bees: 4 honeybees 0 mason bees 1 bumblebee more than 30 miles from the nearest beeyard 3 wasps a […]

Randy Olivers Sick Bees Conclusion

Randy Olivers Sick Bees Conclusion

The June 2011 edition of the American Bee Journal has Randy Oliver’s final article on Sick Bees. Some important points I’ll quote: “We think of honey bee viruses as being host specific, but in actuality they are rather generic, being able to to infect related bees, wasps and ants, in some cases varroa mites and perhaps even flowering plants!” “… Dr. Diana Cox-Foster’s Penn State […]

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