Month: April 2012

Package Bees

Package Bees

Here’s a video showing how to handle and install package bees. As a commercial beekeeper, I’ve installed thousands of packages this way except: using a spray bottle of light sugar water is easier than a spray tank I manually release the queen after a week […]

Learning Beekeeping

Learning Beekeeping

There’s nothing like hands on experience to learn beekeeping. But audio and visual media are almost as good. Maybe even better when it’s hot and the bees are fiesty. And there’s none better than McCartney Taylor’s website and YouTube channel. He has kept the camera […]

Center for Honeybee Research

Center for Honeybee Research

My friend Carl Chesick dropped a note saying: Still organizing conferences and bee schools… We have started an Annual Honey Contest  open to all real beekeepers and which will award $500, $250, and $125 prizes in 2012. The idea is to keep it going and […]

Package Bees Ordered

Package Bees Ordered

Wyoming’s spring weather was unusually warm and mild. And while digging the garden, I saw a few bumblebees and wasps trying to find a home. Interesting! A few wild bees and honeybees are even foraging on the cherry blooms.  Are they recovering for the previous […]

It’s Spring

It’s Spring

It’s April 1st and like most April 1st’s, my spirit soars as the winter doldrums pass and are replaced with the promise of new abundance. That winter malaise, so often the result of a lack of vitamin D and a boring winter diet will soon […]