Wyoming Apiary Map

Wyoming Apiary Map

A new Wyoming Apiary Map is available online. This reflects quite a change at the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, where the Bee Laws were an informal means of maintaining a ‘good old boys beekeeper’s club’. The apiary records were such an embarrassing mess, that the regulators often asked about the need for bee regulation. I suspect they hoped the whole thing would go away before […]

Oleksandr Holovachov

Oleksandr Holovachov

Interested in photographing fluorescent plants? If so, then check out Oleksandr Holovachov’s site. Some beautiful images can be seen. And there’s a great intro into the nuances of fluorescent plant photography. Oleksandr has truly mastered this art. Check it out. -dM

Oxalic Acid Shop Towels

Oxalic Acid Shop Towels

Randy Oliver has been testing the effectiveness of oxalic acid soaked shop towels against varroa mites. And has published some new results. This approach appears very promising for anyone who wants to effectively treat for varroa without contaminating the bees, equipment or the environment. It’s simple. Blue shop towels, containing oxalic acid dissolved in glycerin and water, are put inside the hive above the broodnest. […]

Fluorescent Plants – Craig P Burrows

Fluorescent Plants – Craig P Burrows

Wow! There are some spectacular fluorescent plants. I’ve noticed a few fluorescent lichens and clovers while hunting fluorescent rocks. But nothing like these images taken by Craig P. Burrows, a professional photographer whose portfolio is well work a look. Unlike fluorescent rocks, where the focus is on collecting and displaying them, fluorescent life forms are difficult, if not impossible to collect. Rather, the focus is […]

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