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The CCD connection: what I believe about colony collapse disorder

Hardly a day goes by when someone doesn’t mention colony collapse disorder to me, either in person, in an e-mail or comment, or on the phone. “I hear they found the cause of CCD!” is a statement I’ve heard dozens of times over the last few years. I’ve deliberately avoided writing about it—partially because I […] Read more

A beekeeper’s winter “to do” list

No, you cannot sit back and relax. Now is the time to get ready for next bee season! And bee-lieve me, there is plenty to do. Here are some suggestions based on my own plans. Clean, repair, and paint honey supers. Although you’ve got lots of equipment in the field, your honey supers are probably […] Read more