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The Bees

A colony of bees is a superorganism. This is the most important and fundamental concept a natural beekeeper must know. All natural beekeeping is built upon it. Every management practice springs from it. The entire colony, including the cavity, the comb, associated life forms, and the bees themselves function as a single living entity. It […]

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A.I. Root’s Cell Size

A.I. Root was a pioneer commercial foundation manufacturer. He: measured natural worker cell size tested various cell sized foundation for bee acceptance produced foundation for over 100 years and his company monitored natural comb and bee size during that time A.I. Root says much about cell size. These measurements are interesting! They show that neither […]

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Seasonal Bee Size

My test yard consisted of both large cell and small cell colonies.Determining which hives were large or small cell was impossible by observing flying forager bee size. To understand what effect cell size and seasonal influences have on bee size, flying bees were measured from large and small cell hives through time. Measurements included: bee […]

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Hive Song

On several occasions I have heard an unusual sound coming from a beehive. This sound is: unique collectively produced loud – the day sound can be heard at 100 feet rare – only heard a few times in decades was heard by a few others worldwide Here’s the sound: If you have heard bees produce […]

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