December 2016

A Beekeeper and an Industry Under Threat (Video)

This video is the story of a third generation beekeeping family whose business is threatened by the impact of neonicotinoid pesticides. See first-hand the devastation that is being wreaked on bees, pollinators and our ecosystem….






Cutting & Bottling Honey (Video)

Making cut comb and bottling honey. I should mention that this is the poor man’s version of crush and strained honey. Plastic buckets from the hardware store contain BFA, a substance that is generally not…


A bumblebee in flight towards the purple flower of bittersweet nightshade. Photograph: Andi Edwards/Alamy

Pesticides Stop Bees Buzzing and Releasing Pollen

Researchers find neonicotinoid insecticides harm ability of bees to vibrate flowers and shake out pollen to fertilise crops The world’s most widely used insecticides harm the ability of bees to vibrate flowers and shake out…



7 Good Books on Honey Bee Biology

After my last post, I received inquiries about good honey bee biology books. Unfortunately, I haven’t yet found what I consider the perfect book on bee biology, although some are quite helpful. Below is a…


Bees Rely on to Communicate

Bees rely on to communicate with each other on the dance world was discovered by the Austrian language, “Karl von Frisch” in 1943, which is used to exchange information with each other for food places…