Varroa mites and depression

From 40 beehives down to 10. What happened? Here’s the brief story of how important Varroa mite treatments are. An accidental experiment I really pride myself on consistently increasing my hive count when most beekeepers in my area seem to be losing 50-100% of their hives each year. But last year, I joined their ranks….

Don’t lose your beehives to American Foulbrood

With the new honey bee vaccine blowing around in the news lately, and scientists Barking up the wrong Bee, I feel that I should share with you how I treat my beehives to prevent American Foulbrood. If you haven’t read my reaction to the honey bee vaccine, please do so. I would love to know…