An apiary showing hives in the snow

Learning from Nature

Source: American Bee Journal At the recent autumn convention of Cheshire Beekeepers' Association, Professor Tom Seeley talked about 'Darwinian beekeeping'. I had doubts but wanted to hear the great man speak. His many years of studying honey bees, particularly those…
red blood cells under microscope

In The Wars

red blood cells I've been in the wars lately, which is why I haven't written much on here. Plus, of course, it becomes increasingly difficult to find new ways to say things as each season passes. As we enter spring,…
Chart 3 'Caged Queen' method

Charting Brood Breaks

Following on from my article about using brood breaks to help with varroa management, I'm going to get into 'death by charts' territory today. Regular readers will know that I'm a big fan of Randy Oliver's spreadsheet model, which can…