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 >

That’s Not Burr Comb, it’s Art: A Man and Bee Collaboration

January 1, 2012 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Tom Springer, Beekeeper and Writer With typical human hubris, beekeepers often refer to their work as the “art of beekeeping.” As if it were beekeepers that had wax glands under their armpits, and the ability to fashion a flawless hexagon cell while hanging upside down in a darkened hive. Not so Read more >