Healthy Bees

Four Steps to Healthier Bees

August 29, 2012 | Michael Bush | Healthy Bees

Editor’s note: Kelley’s Field Day in June, 2012 was delighted to offer the expertise of Michael Bush, well known for his research and extensive knowledge on natural beekeeping. Following is a summary of Bush’s presentation on “Four Steps to Healthier Bees.” Step 1: No Treatments An area of Read more >

To Feed or Not to Feed

August 29, 2012 | Healthy Bees

By Lady Spirit Moon In the fall of my first year of beekeeping, I was instructed to feed sugar-water to my two hives. At the end of winter there were signs of Nosema all over the outside of the boxes and dead bees on the ground in front. I knew something was wrong and deep down knew I was the Read more >

Bee Predators: Mites, Beetles and …Woodpeckers?

July 31, 2012 | Healthy Bees

By Camilla Bee, Editor I’ve had many low days in beekeeping—like my annual March discovery of how many hives didn’t overwinter, spotting a swarm (probably “my” bees) near my apiary but impossible to retrieve, and finding wax moth damage in a hive that before my vacation was seemingly going strong. Read more >

The Drought & Honeybees

July 31, 2012 | Healthy Bees

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