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Now that Fall is here, honey is harvested and most of us are buttoning up our colonies for the winter, what is a beekeeper to do with all that new-found time? There is lots you can do: Get caught up on all your reading by gather up your scattered b…

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Some of you may remember this past spring, I joined Bee Informed Partnership’s 2022 Sentinel Apiary Program. As part of this program, I sent in monthly samples from four of my beeyard colonies from May through October. I also collected pollen …

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I suppose I am like most beekeepers. I like bees. I like to watch them and marvel at their beauty – in function and form. I can (and have) spent hours just watching them. I also like to tinker. I am not over the top, but I like gadgets and ex…

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A new report released in early March by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) looks at the causes, impacts and solutions of climate change. It gives the clearest indication to date of how a warmer world is affecting all living th…

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Feb. 28, 2022

Woodenware Revisited

One of the articles I wrote long ago for Bee Culture was about woodenware (Bee Culture, "Wooden World," February 1992, pp 80-87). You know, the frames - both deep and medium, hive bodies, honey supers, inner covers and telescoping covers. I didn&rsq…

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The serious ethanol industry began in the 1970s when petroleum-based fuel became expensive and environmental concerns involving leaded gasoline created a need for an octane additive. It was soon obvious that corn was a good choice for ethanol produc…

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Feb. 11, 2022

Late Winter Deadouts

It is that time of year in many parts of the country where the bees will start to get out on the sunny days, make a quick flight and get back into the cluster before they get too cold. As the Winter wanes, you may see some colonies have this activit…

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I was intrigued by one result of the huge climate change conference held a bit ago in Scotland. That is, the concept of “Net 0”. Each participant presented promises of reducing CO2 and other warming gas emissions to “Net 0” b…

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