When I read at night, I seldom get very far. Still, I love the late hours. When the night is black and the forest outside my window reveals pairs of glowing eyes, I get to read what I want instead of what I should. Seizing a free evening, I recently dipped into an e-book by […] Read more
The best part of winter is snuggling beside the fireplace with a good book. I love wintertime reading because it brings light into the dark days and long nights. Alongside a mug of hot chocolate, I keep a handy notebook to help me remember things I learn and ideas to remember. As many of you […] Read more
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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
Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees by Thor Hanson. Basic Books, New York. Copyright © 2018 by Thor Hanson. This review refers to the hardcover edition. If you have read other books by Thor Hanson, you know how user-friendly his prose can be. Buzz is no exception. The book is a clean, easy-to-read tale […] Read more
Buzzled!: Bee-themed Junior Puzzle Book. Copyright © 2017 by Gumfish Publishing. Paperbound. For ages 7-12. When I saw this book advertised, I decided to buy a copy as a gift. I love puzzles myself, and I thought it might be good for a smart six-year-old. And wouldn’t you know, I like it so much I (almost) […] Read more
Splits and Varroa: An introduction to splitting hives as part of Varroa control by William Hesbach. Copyright © 2016. Northern Bee Books, West Yorkshire, UK. Paperbound. When a colony is without a laying queen long enough that no open brood is left in the hive, varroa mites have no place to reproduce. This lack of […] Read more