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July 2, 2020

Cross Comb: Why it Happens and What You Can Do About It

It’s a moment beekeepers dread. You head out to your hive to pay your bees a visit and see how they’re doing. As you open it up and go to pull out a frame, you’re faced with a frustrating and confusing sight. Your bees have built comb across frames, connecting […]
June 26, 2020

The Incredible Ways That Bees See the World

One of the most exciting things about bees, an aspect of their anatomy that scientists have spent countless hours studying over the years, is their phenomenal sight. For being such small creatures, the way bees view the world is almost un-bee-lievable. What they can see and understand is incredible! A […]
June 18, 2020

Observations from the Bee Yard: How Bee Breeds Behave

It’s a busy time of year for honeybees, and the bees who call our bee yard their home are no exception. Hives have been installed, the bees have gotten used to their new digs, and now it’s time for them to get to work! Buckfasts and Carniolans are the breeds […]
June 11, 2020

Nonreproductive Swarming

Nonreproductive swarms can cause some serious head-scratching for beekeepers. When more than half of your colony has flown the coop at a time of year you’re not expecting them to swarm, you might be wondering what they’re up to and why. Once you’ve heard what drives bees to nonreproductive swarming, […]
June 5, 2020

The Drone Bee and His Date With Destiny

“Today’s the day!” the drone bee squealed as he woke up that fateful summer morning. He’d made trips to drone congregation areas before, hoping to meet his queen, only to come back to the hive, sad and loveless, every time. He knew he was running out of time – drone […]