Natural is THE Solution

Natural is THE Solution

In the 70’s, organic transformed my gardening. In the 90’s, natural transformed my beekeeping. Today our planet is overflowing with people whose consumption of energy, food, water and fiber have mangled almost every natural process. Every intelligent person knows were headed in the wrong direction. And some drastic change is needed now. But what kind of change? Out west, where coal and oil are king, […]

Where Do Those Ideas Come From Anyway?

Where Do Those Ideas Come From Anyway?

It’s surprising to look back and see how far natural beekeeping has come. I can remember when there were less than a handful who had actual experience with it. Now, there are hundreds observing, writing, speaking about it. And there’s a magnitude more who, though not so vocal, are successfully keeping bees naturally. It’s probably logical to ascribe natural beekeeping’s humble beginning to those who […]

Animal Noise – Really?

Animal Noise – Really?

Bees have a complex communication system which we beekeepers often marvel at. But they’re not the only creatures who can chat it up. Ever listened to prairie dogs? If you’ve spent some time out west, I’ll bet you’ve heard their bark. Here’s a neat Radiolab Short concerning animal communication. In nature, things are not often as simple as they seem, even the prairie dog’s yelp. […]

Time For A Wyoming Thanksgiving

Time For A Wyoming Thanksgiving

What, 5 to 15 degrees F below zero here. I live in the foothills. With 10 to 20 degrees below zero in the valley where I work. And 30 to 35 below zero in the basins to the west! Well, that’s thanksgiving in Wyoming. And that’s not too bad. Before global warming we’d see this kind of weather a month earlier. No kidding! The bees […]

The Bees

The Bees

The Idea Honeybee colonies are superorganisms that have survived through eons of climate and environmental change. During that time, numerous complex relationships evolved that help the honeybee continue to adapt and survive survive today. A natural beekeeper first responsibility is to do no harm. To not interfere with those natural relationships. To let the bees do what they do best. And it’s just this simple: […]

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