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Bee Movie Review

This weekend, I was hanging out with my roommates, and we decided to watch Bee Movie. It first came out back in 2007, and I hadn’t seen it since then. While I greatly enjoyed the film this time around, I have to say that I noticed that the movie is […]
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Why Every Beekeeper Should Collect and Share Data

When someone first gets into beekeeping, their first thought is rarely about all of the data and notes that they’re going to be recording during all of their hive checks. They tend to be more focused on all of the equipment they are going to buy, what they’re going to […]
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Determining the Cause of Your Dead Honey Bee Colony

Are your honey bees completely dead? You might be wondering, “Why did all my bees die?” or “What caused my entire bee colony to collapse?” You might think, “I have lots of dead bees on the bottom board!” or you might notice that there are dead bees not only on […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Beekeepers

It’s that time of year again – the time to start thinking about what your new year’s resolutions will be. While many will make the typical resolutions, like going to the gym, eating better, or setting aside more time every day to spend with their loved ones, we have a […]
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General Strength Honey Tea Recipe

This general tea recipe can be used at any time to build up the resiliency of the colony. Will make a quantity for two 1-quart servings. Ingredients: Water (well or spring water) ½ tsp chamomile ½ tsp yarrow ½ tsp stinging nettle ½ tsp peppermint ½ tsp dandelion flowers (if available) […]