Fall Preparations

I hope everyones hives survived last nights storms with no major damages or losses. Straight line winds are always cause for concern. Aside from the storms, the cooler weather is a welcome visitor. I use the term “visitor” since we are all to familiar with true fall weather seeming to evade us most of the time. … Read more

Learning from Experience: The Beginning of a Big Problem

If you’ve attended the last two general meetings, you’ve probably noticed the repetition of a theme: test your hives for varroa, treat your hives for varroa, record your varroa numbers, continually monitor for varroa. I would put money on a bet that a decent percentage of beekeepers, despite hearing this message over and over, are … Read more