Defining honey: Feds thinking about, possibly, stepping in


Most of us — beekeepers and the folks who know them — know where our honey comes from. But lots of people do not. And there is a lot of bogus honey out there, particularly what is used industrially (rather than sold in stores). The problem of bogus honey has been around for a while. In 2006Continue reading “Defining honey: Feds thinking about, possibly, stepping in”

Pollinators Stewardship Council issues appeal to report bee kills


The Pollinator Stewardship Council has sent along (via Kim Flottum) this appeal for beekeepers who have experienced bee kills to report them: Bee kills reported to the Pollinator Stewardship Council last year came from thirteen states and totaled 14,976 colonies. During the spring of 2014 bee kills reported to us totalled  89,000 colonies in fiveContinue reading “Pollinators Stewardship Council issues appeal to report bee kills”