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Category Archives: Bee Research

The experiment begins

There isn’t just one way of housing bees. The most common method is the Langstroth hive with frames each containing a beeswax sheet printed with a hexagonal pattern. The bees use … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Healthy, hype or magic?

More than a dozen people this past month have approached me and espoused the health benefits of honey, bee pollen and/or royal jelly. There is a passion with which people … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Winter

Overwintering behaviour in bees is important as overwintering losses can be devastating to even the hardiest of beekeepers. When the snow is blowing a common question from non-beekeepers is: “What … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Feel your imaginary antennae

You can probably identify with many aspects of bee life; the daily routine, enjoying honey, caring for family members. You can also probably imagine what it would be like to … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

n+1 opinions

There’s an inside joke amongst beekeepers that if you ask n number of beekeepers  about some aspect of beekeeping you will get n+1 different opinions in response. Each beekeeper has their … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

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