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Varroa mite

Varroa Mites: A Beekeeper’s Scourge

Imagine you have a colony that’s chugging right along. The bees are healthy, you’re getting a good rate of return from foraging, life’s good. Until something starts to change. It’ll happen slowly, at least at first. Maybe a few bees look underweight or are having trouble flying. Pretty soon you […]
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The Benefits of a Top Bar Hive

When you first start learning about bees, it’s like an itch you just have to scratch. The more you learn, the more you see how fascinating these tiny insects are and the more you want to involve yourself in their world. If you’ve reached the point where you are considering […]
Wildfires

Bad News for Bees: The Fires in Australia

Bad News for Bees What’s happening in Australia right now is catastrophic. Due to record-breaking temperatures and extreme drought, the Land Down Under has erupted into flame. Approximately 15.6 million acres of land are now charred and it’s bad news for bees.  Though houses can be rebuilt, animals cannot be […]
Bee health

Bee Health and Scientific Updates in 2019

Scientific research is crucial for understanding why bees are dying and how humans can help them thrive again. The challenge with research, whether it’s about bees or humans, is that living things don’t exist in hermetically sealed environments. Bee health is impacted by a variety of factors that interact with […]