Bees

Bees Teaching Each Other

Bees Teaching Each Other

When the light is low, it’s possible to follow a bee’s flight path. On occasion, a couple of bees leave a hive at the same time, and fly in close formation. After many observations it was obvious that one bee was following the other. Was it […]

Pure Honey?

Pure Honey?

For more than 100 years, beekeepers have labeled their honey as “Pure”. By implication there probably was a problem with some not so “Pure”honey. Back then, most agricultural poisons were inorganic. They killed the bees instantly whether put on crops, or into a hive by […]

Beebread and Core Gut Bacteria

Beebread and Core Gut Bacteria

Randy Oliver has published part 3 in his Re-evaluating Beebread series. This series and his other articles are worth reading. For me, that’s good news, as it  leads beekeepers from the nuke em disease/pest treatment model, to a more probiotic/symbiotic approach. And while at Randy’s […]

Superinfection Exclusion

Superinfection Exclusion

Many factors make natural beekeeping successful. Could this factor explain why my natural beekeeping works so well against mites and mite vectored disease? Check out this research article. -bW

Historical Comb Cell Size

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 methods haven’t confused this issue. This confirms what I’ve written about  A.I. Roots observations. -bW

Bees and Hexagons

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 and ask yourself: (I know you’ve been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud … […]

Wishing for Spring

Wishing for Spring

Wishing for spring? It’s the first week of March and snowing! Well, that’s Wyoming’s climate. What else should I expect. In an average year it can snow until the end of May. In a cold year, it can snow until July. Beekeepers, in the warmer parts of […]

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 […]