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 >

Triple Fun, Challenged Finances … Life!

January 1, 2012 | Dronings From A Queen Bee

By Charlotte Hubbard Editor’s Note: When we received an adorable picture of triplet beekeepers, the Martin boys of Idaho, we wanted to know more. Proud Papa Kirt shared his electronic bee journal, documenting “every action that I have taken with the bees.” We found the journal fascinating, Read more >

Observation Hives in the Classroom

January 1, 2012 | Bee Cause

We’ve been communicating with Jeff Murray, a northeast beekeeper, about his integration of Observation Hives (OHs) into the classroom. Jeff shared that for over a year, “a group of us have been working slowly but continuously on having OHs a possibility as permanent exhibits in classrooms. We Read more >