Category Archives: Hive and Colony care

An Update On The Bee World

Greetings and Salutations; The world of the Bees continues to be complicated.    The issue of bee deaths is a problem still,  as the scientists are still trying to understand how the colonies work,  and what the environment stresses  do … Continue reading

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Where have all the bee-girls gone? Long time passing…

  Greetings and Salutations; Sigh….the world of the beekeeper is full of odd moments these days.    The problems with bees being killed off by environmental pressures continues, and hives across the land are being exterminated.    The stupidity of … Continue reading

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Saving the Bees….And Butterflies…

  Greetings and Salutations;      The bees in America have a lot of stresses that are causing them to die off.   Needless to say,  this is a Bad Thing,  because something like 30% of the crops in America … Continue reading

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Hope For the Bees!

  Greetings and Salutations; Well, in these dark days of political insanity, bigotry and hate, there is at least ONE small ray of sunshine.   NPR has an interesting story about the discovery of a mushroom that may help bees … Continue reading

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Bees and Pesticides…Good Stewardship?

      Greetings and Salutations;      The destruction of bee colonies by Nicotinoid based pesticides not only continues, but is spreading through the entire ecosystem of insects.   This article about it is short, but worth reading.   Time after … Continue reading

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Time slips away at the speed of thought, it seems.

    Greetings and Salutations;      I realized the other day that it has been six months since I added anything to this collection of ramblings.   It seems, though, that it was just yesterday.    So….What shall I … Continue reading

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looking at the ravages of winter and neglect.

     Greetings and Salutations;      Well, for the first time in far too long, I hiked into the apiary, to see what was happening there.   My thought, as I looked around, was that at least it is … Continue reading

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