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Currie Park Vandalism

How to Prevent and Deal With Hive Vandalism

In late December, the beekeeping world was shaken by the news that a honey farm in Sioux City, Iowa, had been vandalized. Two preteens overturned the hives and ransacked the shed where the farmers stored their beekeeping supplies. 500,000 bees were killed, and losses were estimated to total $60,000. In […]
Beepod at Core El Centro

Why Urban Gardens are the Safest Places to Keep Bees

Why is Urban Gardening Becoming So Popular? In the past few years, urban gardening has skyrocketed in popularity. There are many reasons behind this. First and foremost, more and more people are wanting to know where their food comes from, and by growing it themselves, they are guaranteed to know […]

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 […]
Bees Close Up

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 […]
dead bees on bottom board

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 […]