August is the time for treatments, chemical and non-chemical

Now that most of us have taken off the honey from the hives (and leaving plenty for the bees for both late summer and winter), we need to start thinking about how we can help the bees control the varroa that is inevitably in the hives. Treatments can include chemical and non-chemical substances. In theContinue reading “August is the time for treatments, chemical and non-chemical”

Marla Spivak on why we are in a honeybee crisis

Marla Spivak of the University of Minnesota is one of the nation’s leading researchers on bee health and beekeeping. She is articulate and eloquent spokesperson for honeybees, the reasons they are in danger, and sensible sustainable beekeeping. In this 16-minute video, she outlines some of the reasons that we should all be paying attention toContinue reading “Marla Spivak on why we are in a honeybee crisis”