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ZomBee Watch

August 29, 2012 | Bee Havior

Editor’s Note: The following is excerpted from a letter sent to us from John Hafernik, Professor of Biology, San Francisco State University, Trustee and President, California Academy of Sciences. Colleagues and I at San Francisco State University are launching a new citizen science website to track honey Read more >

Yellow Jacket Tragedy

August 29, 2012 | Bee Havior

By Ol’ Drone In early August there was a bee sting fatality reported in Johnstown, New York. A man brush-hogging a field was stung by many “ground bees.” Honeybees don’t nest in the ground, but yellow jackets do. It was learned that he was allergic to bee stings and forgot to bring with him his Read more >

Feral Bees and Bee Trees

July 31, 2012 | Bee Havior

By Kent Fenley Editor’s Note: Our January, 2012 issue has an article on Indiana beekeeper Kent’s discovery decades ago of a feral colony in an old bee tree and how it inspired him to keep bees, starting last year with a colony from an about-to-be-demolished garage. When we asked for an update, Kent Read more >


June 29, 2012 | Walter T Kelley Co. | Bee Havior

In the heat of the summer, with peak populations, this amazing conglomeration called “bearding” may be a common site on your stronger hives, especially in late afternoon / early evening. If it is warm and humid enough, they may also stay out all night. In less strong hives, there may be Read more >