Category: Bees

Bees Teaching Each Other

When the light is low and just right, it’s possible to follow a bee’s flight path. On occasion, I’ve observed pairs of bees leave a...

Beebread and Core Gut Bacteria

Randy Oliver has published part 3 in his Re-evaluating Beebread series. This series and his other articles are well worth a read.   It’s...

Superinfection Exclusion

There are many factors that make natural beekeeping successful. Could this be one factor that explains why natural beekeeping principles work so well against...

Historical Comb Cell Size

New research indicates that the basic premises for small cell beekeeping are in error. Brood foundation hasn’t been enlarged. And historical cell size measurements...

Bees and Hexagons

Radiolab does it again.   Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo...

Co-evolution of Bees and Mites

At Beesource, Mike Bispham shared a paper describing the co-evolution of two bee populations in Europe. Host Adaptations Reduce the Reproductive Success of Varroa...

Intro to Native Bees

June Apiculture Newsletter has a link to a neat, free pdf resource on native pollinators. It’s put out by the United States Forest Service...

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