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Ventilation Part 2: Special considerations

Although there are many ways to add ventilation to a hive—and there is much room for beekeeper creativity—several issues should be kept in mind. These include predators, robbing, rain, and cross drafts. Predators include other species that feed on honey bees, bee larvae, or honey stores. For example, in many areas yellow jackets will take […] Read more

Pheasants Forever provides bee habitat

Pheasants Forever, a non-profit conservation organization founded in Minnesota in 1982, promotes “the protection and enhancement of pheasants, quail and other wildlife populations” through its 27,000 members and 75 chapters. According to its website, www.minnesotapf.org , Pheasants Forever has completed projects that affect more than 242,000 acres of wildlife habitat. In a recent press release, […] Read more