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 …Continue reading →
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 …Continue reading →
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“.
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, …Continue reading →
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 …Continue reading →
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 …Continue reading →