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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

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