By , on October 3rd, 2014

Greenhouse Growers Take on Honey Bee Decline

Here is an article that discusses a recent gathering of greenhouse operators and their take on the decline of honey bees.

The Top 100 Growers Talk Pollinator Health

By , on September 20th, 2014

A Proposed Change to the MBA Constitution

The MBA constitution provides authority (at the discretion of the MBA Board) for the local clubs to collect membership dues for the MBA, the state-wide Association.  In 2010, the MBA changed from a manual system to an on-line membership system.  …

By , on September 19th, 2014

2014 Candidates for the MBA Board

The slate of candidates for the 2014 MBA board election has been announced.  The candidates are:

Vice President – Ann Leonard
Treasurer – Stephen E. Tilmann
District 2 Representative – Meghan Milbrath
District 4 Representative – Anne Marie Fauvel
District …

By , on September 14th, 2014

Yellowjackets not as smart as honey bees

At least when it comes to finding their nest entrance…

Because our great leader Obama said “mow less” (in his recent Presidential Memorandum), so I skipped two weeks of mowing, i.e. this is about 21 days after last time I …

By , on July 23rd, 2014

Do You Move Hives to Florida? Florida Asks For Your Help

I received the attached letter to State Apiary regulators earlier today from Dave Westervelt of Florida’s Apiary Inspection program. The letter addresses Florida’s plan to support communication between beekeepers and citrus growers when  citrus growers must make applications to citrus …