The Top 6 Responsibilities You Have as a Beekeeper

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August 13, 2020

The Top 6 Responsibilities You Have as a Beekeeper

Beekeeping is a time-honored tradition that has evolved over the past 10,000 years. Today’s beekeepers are armed with knowledge, science, and millennia of experience that help us understand bees and provide them with the best care possible. In this post, we’ll cover your basic responsibilities as a modern beekeeper, from […]
August 11, 2020

Coevolution: Bees and Flowers

Bees and flowers. Predators and prey. Hosts and parasites. These are just a few examples of species that have coevolved, living together so intimately for so long that they have influenced each other’s evolution. In a classroom, we can relate coevolution to teachers adjusting their lesson plans based on the […]
August 7, 2020

Healthy Brood: The Number One Sign of A Healthy Colony

Honey bees live and die by their queen, but in order to understand why that is, we have to look at what the queen does: She lays a lot of eggs. If a colony doesn’t have a healthy, egg-producing queen, they don’t have healthy brood, and a colony without healthy […]
August 6, 2020

Native Bees: How Your Colony Might Impact Them, and How You Can Support Them!

Long before honey bees were introduced to North America in the 1600s, native (or wild) bees were doing their thing across the continent. While honey bees make important contributions to our agricultural system, native bees play an equally, if not bigger role in pollination. Today, we’re taking a look at […]
August 4, 2020

Not-So-Sweet Spring: How Pandemic-Related Restrictions Have Affected Beekeepers

There are so many lessons to be learned from the pandemic, and it’s not even over yet. One lesson we can teach our students has to do with the global economy. As COVID spreads across the globe, it doesn’t just affect individual countries. Pandemic-related restrictions in one country affect people […]