Beekeeper

Sam Comfort Again

Sam Comfort Again

A neat video of Sam Comfort speaking at West Palm. I first met Sam over a decade ago in Boynton Beach. Over lunch, we talked top bar hives and natural beekeeping. He was raising queens near Port St. Lucie. And contemplating a different kind of […]

Mud Song

Mud Song

Mud Song, a beekeeping blog, is worth a visit. Phillip Cairn writes: I have kept honey bees in and around St. John’s, Newfoundland, since 2010 and I use this mighty blog to document all of my successes and failures. I try to keep everything simple […]

Top Bar Beekeeping in Paradise

Top Bar Beekeeping in Paradise

Jan Rasmussen is an adept top bar beekeeper who is obviously having fun and loving it. A great way to keep bees in paradise. If you like the video, you’ll like her site at ParadiseNectar.com. -bW

Musings On Beekeeping

Musings On Beekeeping

Musings on Beekeeping is one of my favorite blogs. Tom, a Honduran/American beekeeper has a unique perspective on: tropical beekeeping working with Africanized bees top bar hives mentoring beekeepers in Jamaica moderates the BeeSource.com top bar hive forum. He doesn’t post often. But when he […]

March Yard Visit Year 3

March Yard Visit Year 3

Yesterday Often, just before the next spring blizzard: hurricane speed mountain winds blow cold, valley air away snow and ice rapidly melt sunshine skies are clear, bright and blue temperatures approach the upper 50’s F Under these conditions the bees get a brief chance to: […]

January Yard Visit Year 3

January Yard Visit Year 3

A beautiful January day: the temperature is just above freezing there’s no wind the sun is shining bright the roads are accessible I’m curious about how the bee’s cluster is orienting around the upper entrance. And if there’s been any excessive moisture from blowing snow […]

End of Season Year 2

End of Season Year 2

A few days ago, I slipped off to my beeyard and reduced the hive entrances for winter. It was cold, late and the bees weren’t flying. But during  the process, a few dozen bees crawled outside to check out the disturbance. A few minutes later […]

Yard Visit Middle of September Year 2

Yard Visit Middle of September Year 2

The hives are in great shape. they are more than heavy enough for winter bees are healthy no pests So, one entrance reducer was put in. I’ll put the other in after the first snow. A Quick Look There’s not much that can be done […]