Have you ever wondered what the inside of a honey bee hive looks like? Here’s your chance to see up close pictures of the life cycle stages of a honey bee and even get to see a new honey bee emerging from the comb for the first time!
March can be a harsh time for Apis mellifera, the honeybee. Honey stores may be depleted or nearly so, and the vacillating temperatures may interrupt or delay the pattern of many flowering trees and herbs. As the daylight hours begin to lengthen, the queen ratchets up her egg laying activity, forcing workers to forage for […]
If you are thinking about raising honey bees to add to your garden here are some good books to start reading and learning.
We’re all aware of the need to protect our pollinators. Colony collapse disorder is a major concern. But with the recent death of 25,000 bumblebees in Oregon, followed by 37 million dead honeybees in Ontario–we need to step up our efforts to care for our pollinators. And we can all help the effort–by planning and […]