By , on April 15th, 2014

Michigan Beekeepers Make the Media

There is little doubt that honey bees have been enjoying good press over the past few years. Unfortunately, the topic is usually about the problems that honey bees are experiencing. But still, as is said in Hollywood, there is

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By , on March 26th, 2014

Dronings from a Queen Bee: The First Five Years

Charlotte Hubbard, who many know from her classes at the MBA conferences, has announced that her first book, “Dronings from a Queen Bee:
The First Five Years” is expected to be published later this year (2014).

Charlotte tells us …

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By , on March 25th, 2014

Bee Informed Partnership Winter Loss Survey Launches April 1

The annual winter loss survey conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership will begin April 1.  This online survey is conducted each year to quantify the colony losses suffered by US beekeepers over the winter.  This continues past survey efforts …

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By , on March 24th, 2014

Bee Informed Partnership Offers Colony Monitoring Service

(Editor’s Note:  We received this communication from the Bee Informed Partnership and wanted to alert you as to this program which they are offering.)
Dear Beekeeper,
We are looking for beekeepers from across the country who manage 10 or …

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By , on March 21st, 2014

To Wear Gloves Or Not To Wear Gloves? That Is The Question.

(submitted by Don Schram)
I’m sometimes asked by beekeepers, mostly beginning, as to what kind of gloves I use, and what would I suggest they buy when starting out?

The short answer is: Whatever you’re comfortable with.

When you’re …

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