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Highlights from other beekeeper’s sites

How to Build an Electronic Bee Counter – IEEE Spectrum

http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/hands-on/how-to-build-an-electronic-bee-counter How to Build an Electronic Bee CounterIEEE SpectrumBees are important: they pollinate dozens of crops, including almonds, cacao, and coffee. While there has been a lot of attention paid to Western honeybees owing to colony collapse disorder, this specific… (READ MORE)

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Other resources on varroa management

http://scientificbeekeeping.com/other-resources-on-varroa-management/ There are a number of other resources for reliable information on varroa management, some of which I’ll include links for: The Honey Bee Health Coalition released this summary of mite management tools in 2015. Free download at Tools for Varroa… (READ MORE)

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Royal Jelly – a story by Roald Dahl

http://adventuresinbeeland.com/2015/12/05/royal-jelly-a-story-by-roald-dahl If you’ve ever read Roald Dahl’s short stories for adults, you’ll know they’re very different in tone to his more famous children’s books. My mum had both his Kiss Kiss and Switch Bitch collections and I re-read them quite a few… (READ MORE)

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More about hive monitoring

https://apiarylandlord.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/more-about-hive-monitoring/ I am a volunteer for Hughenden Manor where I began solely as a beekeeper on an entirely volunteer run bee project and became a web editor and newsletter editor. We have a separate blog about the project on WordPress… (READ MORE)

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A beekeeper’s notes for November

http://missapismellifera.com/2015/12/13/a-beekeepers-notes-for-november In November the leaves fall from the trees and the drones fall from the hive. The trees are preparing to rest for winter as their leaves drop to the ground, and the bees are getting ready to close the… (READ MORE)

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Varroa Mites

http://articles.extension.org:80/pages/71149/varroa-mites Varroa mites (Varroa destructor) are the foremost pest of western honey bee colonies. They inhabit nearly every honey bee colony in most of the world, transmit deadly viruses, shorten bee lifespan, limit productivity, and cause severe economic damage every… (READ MORE)

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Ten beekeeping crimes you should not commit

http://www.honeybeesuite.com/ten-beekeeping-crimes-you-should-not-commit/ What are beekeeping crimes? A beekeeping crime is a skipped step, a missed opportunity, or an unfortunate assumption about either honey bees, beekeeping, or the environment we live in. They are crimes because they often result in the death… (READ MORE)

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Tucking the bees in for winter

http://adventuresinbeeland.com/2015/11/22/tucking-the-bees-in-for-winter It has taken a while to come, but at last we have proper see-your-breath-in-the-air, see-the-sparkling-frost-in-the-mornings cold. The kind of cold that stops honey bees flying. I walked round the apiary yesterday and the hives could have been abandoned, so quiet… (READ MORE)

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