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Geek Beekeeping: Part 6 – Managing Networks

Geek Beekeeping: Part 6 - Managing NetworksGeek's Guide to Beekeeping

Commercial beekeepers perform a vital role in our food supply chain. Each year they manage and move a network involving millions of honeybee colonies between farms and fields to pollinate crops to increase yields. In 2008, the worldwide value of pollination services was over US$200 billion. Honeybees are one our most effective pollinators and beekeepers […]

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Geek Beekeeping 8.2 – System Debugging

Geek Beekeeping 8.2 - System DebuggingGeek's Guide to Beekeeping

Honeybee colonies are constantly under attack. Whether it’s the varroa mite, small hive beetle, wax moth, or tracheal mites. So what do you do? Well, you do the best you can to help them survive by using a combination of the least damaging and most effective treatments to knock down pest populations to economically sustainable […]

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Geek Beekeeping 2.1 – Swapping Out Cards

 Geek Beekeeping 2.1 - Swapping Out CardsGeek's Guide to Beekeeping

Managing a complex system, comprised of thousands of integrated components designed to operate as a functional unit, is a challenge. Both beekeepers & geeks know that the viability of the entire system relies on a critical component – the “motherboard“.

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Geek Beekeeping: Part 1.1 – Hardware Components

Geek Beekeeping: Part 1.1 - Hardware ComponentsGeek's Guide to Beekeeping

If you’re a computer geek, you know what every piece of hardware is for, where it goes, and when it needs to be replaced. If you’re a beekeeper, you know what every piece of hardware is for, where it goes, and when it needs to be replaced. Coincidence? I think not.

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Geek Beekeeping: Part 1 – System Overview

Geek Beekeeping: Part 1 - System OverviewArticles

I have to fess up – keeping bees was not my idea. The “queen bee” of our house floated the idea that she’d like to get a nuc back in 1999. I knew absolutely nothing about honeybees but agreed to “help” her, without actually committing to getting up close and personal with them.

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Geek Beekeeping – Introductory Video

Geek Beekeeping - Introductory VideoGeek's Guide to Beekeeping

The Geek’s Guide to Beekeeping takes a humorous high tech approach to keeping honeybees, this fascinating and vital element of our food chain… in terms computer geeks can relate to. So whether you’re hangin’ with your honey up on the roof, or bangin’ out code in your basement, have some fun and impress your friends […]

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