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January 2014 Yard Visit

A beautiful January day: the temperature is just above freezing there’s no wind the sun is shining bright the roads are accessible I’m curious about how the bee’s cluster is orienting around the upper entrance. And if there’s been any excessive moisture from blowing snow or condensation inside the hive. So, it’s time for a […]

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Heater Bees

Many beekeepers think hive inspection isn’t harmful. Bee disease is seen as a worse problem. That a beekeeper must frequently inspect to protect bees from harm. My first beekeeping job required hive inspections every two weeks. Natural beekeepers know better. As science advances, we learn more about colony behavior. How delicate it is. And how […]

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