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Abnormal Comb: How to Make Your Bees Stop Making It

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Abnormal comb

Abnormal Comb: How to Make Your Bees Stop Making It

Continuing my series on comb (see my post about burr comb), in this post I want to go into why your bees are building abnormal comb and what you should do about it. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that burr comb refers to any comb in a place […]
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3 New Ways to Pair Honey With Your Favorite Foods

I could just sit here and tell you exactly what cheeses to pair with what honey varietal and call it a day. But that’s not fun for you or me. Instead, let’s talk about how you can pair honey and food, so you can go off and do some amazing […]
Beekeeping Season

Beekeeping Season: How to Make Spring Work for You

As May winds down, the spring beekeeping season wanes with it. There are a lot of highs and lows associated with spring beekeeping: finding out if your colony survived, installing a nuc, watching your bee population boom, dealing with swarming behaviors, etc. The transition from spring to summer can be […]
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5 Fascinating Ways Bees and Flowers Find Each Other

I have some bad news for you. Bees evolved from wasps. *Gasp* I know, I was a bit conflicted as well when I learned that fun fact. We aren’t 100% sure how the evolution happened, but at some point, a wasp had a run-in with some pollen, began to consume […]

Bee Observant: Studying Native Bees in Your Yard

If you and your students are away from the school hive over the summer, you can still learn about bees by studying native bees in your own yard. Students can keep journals where they make sketches of the bees and record their observations. Alternatively, they might keep an e-journal and […]