Spring has Sprung…Yeow!

Spring has Sprung…Yeow!

Through a few mud holes, around a snow drift or two, and I was able to get into my beeyard. The yard was intact. No wind or varmint damage. My son Isaac has been around bees all his life. He’s seen the good and bad of them, having dropped any bee interest after a bad  encounter with Dee Lusby’s bees, near Tuscon. It’s not often […]

The New CCD

The New CCD

My decades old encounter with CCD mirrored many of the mysterious bee plagues of the past. it occurred suddenly without any apparent symptoms healthy, well-feed, prosperous hives were decimated hives full of brood, feed and bees were suddenly left empty of bees whole beeyards would be affected at the same time a few hives in a yard would completely escape any effects remaining hives had […]

Colony Collapse Disorder

Colony Collapse Disorder

Randy Oliver continues his series ‘Sick Bees’ in the American Bee Journal. I’ve just received the October edition and what he describes as his bee’s response to viral problems are exactly what I’ve been experiencing with my bees for the last season and a half. It’s something completely new in my decades old experience keeping commercial and hobby bees. And that includes classic CCD which […]

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