UK’s Native Black Bees

European's native bee (Apis mellifera mellifera) may be facing a resurgence. For decades, this dark bee has been an outcast.  In the 19th century, the Victorians...

An Extraordinary New World…

Twenty years ago, if anyone had ever told me I would become a beekeeper, I would've told them they were crazy.  This is the...

New Hope with a Self-Grooming Honey Bee

When 79-year-old UK beekeeper, Ron Hoskins, lost half of his bee colony to varroa mite he didn't give up and destroy the rest but decided to do...

Colony Collapse Disorder – Finally Solved?

According to the New York Times, an unique partnership — of military scientists and entomologists — appears to have achieved a major breakthrough in...

Bee Die-Off Case Not Closed

Well, well, well. A follow up to the New York Times much emailed announcement that the bee die-off attributed to CCD has...

Another Story for Another Day…

 It was over a year after I attended the Rhode Island Beekeepers’ Association’s “Bee School” before I was able to get my first hive...

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