Month: September 2012

Emergence

Emergence

Just how does intelligent behavior emerge from a collection of simple minded individuals? RadioLab has a great podcast that discusses emergence. It’s applicable to honey bee colonies, ants, our cities and, in my opinion politics! 🙂 Using this kind of intelligence is a great way […]

Yard Report – August Year 1

Yard Report – August Year 1

The dog days of summer are here. There’s less daylight. But summer’s heat continues. And this old beekeeper takes things a little slower as: colony growth rates slows the bees are healthy cactus frustrates but doesn’t thwart skunks different width frames are a pain the […]

Co-evolution of Bees and Mites

Co-evolution of Bees and Mites

At Beesource, Mike Bispham shared a paper describing the co-evolution of two European bee populations. Host Adaptations Reduce the Reproductive Success of Varroa Destructor in Two Distinct European Honey Bee Populations Dr. Tom Seeley suggested a similar process is at work in the Arnot Forest […]