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Haunted by losses, a Maryland beekeeper speaks out

Feeling discouraged about the bee thing? You are not alone. Haunted by losses, Bill Castro, a thirty-year beekeeper from Maryland, shared the details of his disastrous 2016 bee season. The numbers are scary. Abysmal losses Update on the rusty-patched bumble bee In related news, due to policy changes in Washington DC, the inclusion of the […] Read more

Eight beekeeping mistakes

Beekeeping is full of pot holes, bumps in the road that interfere with success. Here are eight beekeeping mistakes commonly made by newbees that can hinder both the bees and the beekeeper but are easily avoided. Opening the hive too often: Yes, it is natural to want to see what’s going on, but a hive […] Read more