Healthy Bees

Good Advice For Every Beekeeper, from A Successful Beekeeper

February 28, 2013 | Healthy Bees

We try to minimize using information from other sources, but sometimes there are items that are so helpful we want to give them greater exposure. Here’s some interesting insight; thanks to CATCH THE BUZZ, an e-publication of Bee Culture. The most basic and essential advice for anyone with hopes of Read more >

Other Bee Species Assist Honeybees

January 31, 2013 | Healthy Bees

  While we’re partial to the honeybee, a recent study found that they are more effective at pollinating almonds when other species of bees are present. These other bee species, such as blue orchard, sweat, carpenter, bumble and wild bees, when foraging almonds alongside honeybees, result in a Read more >

EPA Memo to James R. Comer, Commissioner, from Lois Rossi, Director, December 10, 2012

December 26, 2012 | Healthy Bees

The Environmental Protection Agency hereby grants a specific exemption under the provisions of section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, as amended, to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture for the use of amitraz strips (Apivar®) to control the Varroa mite, (Varroa Read more >

How Much Land to Feed One Bee Colony?

December 26, 2012 | Healthy Bees

by Ol' Drone Conventional wisdom suggests that to nourish one colony of honeybees it takes one acre of blossoming trees, shrubs, or flowers to thrive. No one really knows for sure, and of course, there are so many variables that no generalization can be assumed. It may be one acre in some regions but Read more >