Healthy Bees

Feeding Bees in the Spring

March 2, 2012 | Michael Bush | Healthy Bees

By Michael Bush Editor’s Note: Michael Bush, a well-known beekeeper, researcher and spokesperson, provided us with some of his extensive writings. We’re delighted to share excerpts here; thank you Michael! Spring for the beekeeper starts at the blooming of the maples. This is when the bees start Read more >

Dead Outs

February 28, 2012 | Healthy Bees

One of the realities of keeping bees is losing the occasional hive. Through sound beekeeping practices we can minimize these losses— Read more >


February 1, 2012 | Healthy Bees

By Charlotte Hubbard, Michigan Beekeeper Following a major winter storm, I ventured out to my hives to “shovel their walks” and see if anything was amiss. Unfortunately, I saw this. I emailed the helpful beekeepers at Kelley’s, who said it definitely looks like Nosema, and suggested I have some Read more >

Zombie Flies: A Potential New Threat to Beekeeping?

February 1, 2012 | Healthy Bees

By Jon Zawislak, EAS Master Beekeeper and Program Associate – Apiculture, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service As though parasitic mites, hive beetles, a new strain of Nosema, and a legion of microbes weren’t enough for beekeepers to contend with, scientists Read more >