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Audacious Beekeeping

I’ve spent decades stumbling my way toward natural beekeeping. But no one need repeat that experience now. All beekeepers know that things have changed. It’s impossible to keep bees the way grandpa did. It’s going to take some audacious thinking and action to move beekeeping successfully into the future. To that end, Bee Audacious gathered […]

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Oxalic Acid Shop Towels

Randy Oliver is testing the effectiveness of oxalic acid soaked shop towels against varroa mites. And has some new results. This approach appears promising for anyone who wants to effectively treat for varroa without contaminating the bees, equipment or the environment. It’s simple. Blue shop towels, containing oxalic acid dissolved in glycerin and water, are […]

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Wyoming Apiary Map

The Wyoming Department of Agriculture has a new Wyoming Apiary Map. That’s quite a change. And a good one. In the past, the Bee Laws were an informal means of maintaining a ‘good old commercial boys beekeeper’s club’. The apiary records were such an embarrassing mess, that the regulators often asked about the need for […]

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Top Bar Hive Design

Interested in designing a top bar hive from scratch? My Build a Top Bar Hive page describes the process. Mogans Jensen has illustrated and detailed the process in Beekeeping with Apis cerana indica, an 80 page book. It’s for a different bee than our Apis mellifera. But the principles are the same. -bW

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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 and practical. I’m not a certified master beekeeper yet but […]

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