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Honeybees Love Mint

The honeybees in the farm feasted on mint this late summer. The farm today has multiple varieties of mint and other herbs like marjoram, basil, oregano, catnip, sage, lavender etc. … Continue reading

September 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Water Lilly

The water pond in the apiary had the first bloom of the water Lilly this season in the farm. The long term goal of our farm is to have a … Continue reading

September 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Small Hive Beetles

Small hive beetles (SHB) are a nightmare for an apiary. They simply try to takeover a hive and their fecal matter ferments the stored honey. I discovered an infestation of … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hunger – Summer Issues in an Apiary

This summer (July –Aug 2016) has been brutal for the apiary. The new apiarist learned the hard way, the cyclic nature of the flowering trees. There are no garden books or articles … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

What is common between bees and traditional Indian milkman?

When you talk about an Indian Milkman, water has to be said in the same sentence. He is the most sought after yet most notorious for selling diluted milk. In … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

What is common between bees and a desert cooler?

Pic above: bees making a beeline for collecting water  Desert cooler works on the principle of water evaporation. It is also called a evaporative cooler. The temperature of air is lowered using … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

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