Bad Beekeeping Blog

Bad Beekeeping Blog

Ron Miska’s Bad Beekeeping Blog is one of my favorites. I’ve written about his blog before. And now it’s time for an update. It seems, just as Ron was getting good at hand coding html, standards changed. Isn’t that just like all things computing! So, what’s changed? Not Ron that’s for sure! His ability to graciously squeeze the wry essence out of all things beekeeping, […]

Mob Grazing

Mob Grazing

Three years ago, I shared  Allan Savory’s Ted talk about Sustainable Grazing. It was a novel idea at the time. But not anymore. Allan Savory’s observations are the basis for mob grazing which is now being promoted by Agriculture researchers, extension agencies and state governments,  as a way to increase the production, health and well-being of the cattle industry, while healing the land. Those who […]

The Farm – A Year Later

The Farm – A Year Later

It’s been about a year since starting our Florida farm. A farm on our little Florida retirement lot? Not. It’s just a phrase relatives use when referring to our suburban growing obsession. Here’s how it looked through time: It is an obsession, as it’s much harder than most people think to grow stuff in Florida. With salty beach sand for soil, and the myriad endemic […]

Superinfection Exclusion

Superinfection Exclusion

There are many factors that make natural beekeeping successful. Could this be one factor that explains why natural beekeeping principles work so well against mite and mite vectored disease? Need more information? Here’s the research article. -dM

Free Diving, Climbing and Base Jumping

Free Diving, Climbing and Base Jumping

Could this be the ultimate underwater all-in-one adrenalin sport? Rather stay out of the abyss? Maybe walking on water would be a great alternative. 😉 -dM

Modified European Long Hive

Modified European Long Hive

My long hives tend to be minimal and simple. But that’s not the only way to make them. They can be beautiful, even complex. And yet, still functional. Check out this modern adaption of a traditional European long hive. It accommodates standard Langstroth deep frames. And has a neat hinged, ventilated cover. I suspect this hive is as much fun to build as it is […]

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