Category Archives: Natural/Organic Beekeeping

Tator Tot Experiences a Sudden and Unexpected Descent

Tator Tot, my 11 year old apprentice, called. She found a couple suspicious “facts” in her textbook concerning bees. Rather than trust the book, she called the Bee Guy. “Is it true bees feed royal jelly to larvae for the … Continue reading

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Straw Hive Making Video

I found this neat video demonstration of making a straw bee hive-

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Profitable Self Sufficient Living

Guest post by Daniel Travis Brown It’s no secret that people worldwide have begun to take notice of the serious concerns over global warming and fossil fuel; with governments everywhere advocating the recycling of as many household products as possible, … Continue reading

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Penn State Leads Honey Bee Health Initiative

University Park, Pa. — A nationwide network to monitor and maintain honeybee health is the aim of the Bee Informed Partnership, a five-year, $5 million program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fruitless Fall

by Gary I was browsing beekeeping books in the library and stumbled across “Fruitless Fall, sales ” by Rowan Jacobson, clinic a dramatic narrative written in the wake of colony collapse disorder, the recent and mysterious mass die-off of honey … Continue reading

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Organic Beekeeping Training Course

Our friends at Organic Beekeeping 101 have just released an educational DVD for beginning beekeepers interested in organic beekeeping. The folks at Organic Beekeeping 101 have teamed passionate beekeeping teacher Randy Sue Collins and talented videographer Paul Martin to produce … Continue reading

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My Experience with Natural Beekeeping

Ten years ago, Dan, a local beekeeper in his eighties, told me he never had used Apistan or any other miticide in his 40+ colonies. Instead he gave them each a grease patty with a little wintergreen oil mixed in. … Continue reading

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