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Distinctive domiciles for solitary bees

Who says bees don’t like castles and cabins, chalets and caves, or even cabanas and condominiums? As the saying goes, “Build them and they will come.” And they do. Pat Barberi of Barre, Vermont has made of hobby of creating unique but functional solitary bee houses from miscellaneous vessels she finds at the secondhand shop. […] Read more

Want 2 Million Blossoms delivered to your door?

Get ready! A new quarterly magazine about bees and other pollinators is about to emerge from mailboxes across the country, fully formed and ready to fly. 2 Million Blossoms: protecting our pollinators is the newest creation from bee scientist and advocate Dr. Kirsten Traynor, former editor of American Bee Journal and IBRA’s Bee World. Instead […] Read more

How to feed stacked nucs in winter

Vince Poulin, a beekeeper in Vancouver, British Columbia, sent me an idea he had for feeding nucs that were stacked one atop another during the winter. This is a problem I’ve wondered about but never actually solved. It’s nice to be able to stack nucs or small colonies with a double-screen board (Snelgrove board) so […] Read more