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. […]

Ohio State Beekeepers Association

Ohio State Beekeepers Association

The OSBA has a minimal looking site. Don’t be misled by the minimalist appearance or you’ll miss a beekeeping treasure. Beyond it’s great coverage of regional and association information, additional resources are available. A few of note are: best management practices and queen rearing resources web based introductory beekeeping program lots of videos down loadable book pdfs archived newsletters It’s a content rich site that’s […]

University of Guelph Honeybee Research Center

University of Guelph Honeybee Research Center

The Honeybee Research Centre, at the University of Guelph, is a beekeeping resource worth spending time at. Besides conducting research, they’ve created a Video Library, with more than 3 dozen videos that are second to none. Those videos show much of the nuance and art of beekeeping that’s so easily lost in text. And they cover a broad spectrum: getting started with bees working with bees […]

USGS Bee Inventory Lab

USGS Bee Inventory Lab

The USGS Bee Inventory Lab posts bee and insect images on Flickr. It’s a great resource that I’ve shameless pinched from Ron Miska’s Bad Beekeeping Blog, another great beekeeping resource. -dM

Beesource

Beesource

Interested in beekeeping? Then, a visit to Beesource is a must. It’s a treasure of cutting edge articles, from out of the box thinking beekeepers like: Adrian Wenner Africanized Honey Bees Andy Nachbaur Charles Martin Simon Dick Marron Dee Lusby Erik Osterlund Hans-Otto Johnsen Jerry Hayes Joe Traynor Walt Wright Like to build your own bee equipment? Beesource has an extensive list of free, Build […]

The University of Montana Masters Beekeeping Program

The University of Montana Masters Beekeeping Program

Ever seen a donkey in a bee suit? If not check out The University of Montana Masters Beekeeping Program’s Facebook page. And while you’re there click on an image to open the viewer to look at rest of the images. There’s some great hive/bee house/bus art! And some interesting reading. Enjoy! -dM

Center for Honeybee Research

Center for Honeybee Research

My friend Carl Chesick dropped a note saying: Still organizing conferences and bee schools… We have started an Annual Honey Contest  open to all real beekeepers and which will award $500, $250, and $125 prizes in 2012. The idea is to keep it going and make it bigger and better each year. Carl and the Center for Honeybee Research are located in Ashville, NC. Unlike […]

Randy Oliver – Scientific Beekeeping

Randy Oliver – Scientific Beekeeping

So, what does a non-migratory Wyoming beekeeper do when the winds are howling and the snow blowing? This one turns down the thermostat. Fires up the infra-red heater. Kicks back and reads. It’s been awhile since I’ve visited Randy Oliver’s  Scientific Beekeeping site. It was well worth the return visit.  If you haven’t been there, take the time. For some reason, the site is easier […]

ARS

ARS

The Idea More probiotic information. The Details A little help from our government. The ARS people are getting serious about this. The latest edition of the American Bee Journal, August 2009, page 755, outlines their approach for studying ‘The Importance of Microbes In Nutrition and Health of Honey Bee Colonies’. This is the third part of a series of articles. The first two pretty much […]

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