Is CCD over?


Is colony collapse disorder (CCD) over? Apparently, an increasing portion of the scientific and governmental community concerned with bees believes that it is. If so, it’s good news. But it isn’t all good news, asĀ Noah Wilson-Rich, founder and chief scientific officer of the Best Bees Company and the author of The Bee: A Natural History,Continue reading “Is CCD over?”

New thoughts about old comb


If you look at most any list of “best beekeeping practices,” you will probably find this item: Remove old comb from the hive and replace it on a regular basis. It’s one of those items that gives people like us — who are trying to be good beekeepers — a guilty conscience. We may removeContinue reading “New thoughts about old comb”

My grandfather and the bees


> In the early 1960s, a few years before he died in 1965, my grandfather — the Rev. Irl Thomas Stovall — sat down and wrote about what he remember as a child growing up in rural Missouri and as a young preacher and farmer in Kentucky and elsewhere. Here’s part of what he wrote:Continue reading “My grandfather and the bees”