Friday, December 21, 2012

BeekeepingDaily 12.21.2012: Catching up

Well, not so daily, is it, when I manage to skip a daily. Still trying to catch up. Enjoy two day's worth of beekeeping news in one from our friends at Google News alerts:

Five-week, apprentice Master Beekeeper sessions slated for Everett
EVERETT, Wash. – A majority of the foods we eat depend on honeybees for pollination. Without healthy bee populations, our fruit and vegetables would be ...
Beekeeping at Isles | Isles, Inc.
Hopewell and Trenton Beekeepers Partner to Raise Bees in Downtown Trenton! Read More.

Beekeeper from Israel
Shalom everyone, I am the Israeli beekeeping and hive products forum manager. I am new here and always looking to learn from beekeepers around the world.
The Beekeeper's Bible by Richard A. Jones and Sharon Sweeny ...
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Backwards Beekeepers: Getting a new beekeeper going
Michael is a new Backwards Beekeeper in LA. He and his wife Vinh have a great urban farm setup in Glassell Park with lots of happy chickens, vegetables, fruit ...


The spring-like weather that we have been having lately turned normal yesterday evening with some cold temperatures. They were ushered in by high winds that could have endangered the hives. Fortunately, when I got up this morning, everything was in tact. All the hives were still standing.

A blown-over hive is no fun for bees or beekeeper -- as anyone who has deal with one can attest.

I had to put one back together this spring, and while the bees had calmed down when I got to them, I knew they had gotten wet, which is the thing the bees hate the most.

I sometimes think about anchoring the hives and would certainly do so if high winds were a regular occurrence around here. They are not, and for that, I am thankful.

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