Nucleus colony in winter

Amazing Nucleus Colonies

Nucleus Colony in Winter (Murray McGregor) As many say in the beekeeping world, ask ten people about something, and you'll get eleven different answers. I don't think that's entirely true, but beekeeping is undoubtedly a 'broad church.' A common way…
Mike Palmer's Cell Builder Apiary in Vermont

Better Bees

Mike Palmer's Cell Builders Humans (and walruses) are part of the natural world. We are animals. Sometimes we like to set ourselves aside from nature as if we are not part of it, but this is wrong. However, there is…
A swarm of honey bees

The Eternal Question

How to prevent swarming? I previously wrote about some potential factors involved in the swarming of honey bees and why swarm prevention and control are so important for the beekeeper. The idea that we can prevent swarms is probably misguided;…
push in cage made from wire mesh

Total Body Workout

There is an ancient symbiotic relationship between the walrus and the honeybee. We have all heard the expression, “float like a walrus, sting like a bee”, and this bond has been forged over millennia - we depend on each other.…