Is a bee just a bee? Is one bee as good as another bee? Heavens, NO!
George Imirie goes to lengths on purchasing the best bees available. He recommends well bred docile Italian queens for the beginner beekeeper.
This is a TOUGH one! In my opinion, the most important chapter in the 1992 EXTENSIVELY REVISED edition of THE HIVE AND HONEY BEE is Chapter 8, by Dr. Norm Gary and it is all about BEE BEHAVIOR, or as I call it, “thinking like a bee”. Most readers of the 1300+ pages of the
In Fiji, the only way we are allowed to deal with AFB is to burn the bees and the equipment. Just as George Imirie suggests below. – JL Surely, you have heard about the “dreaded” disease of AMERICAN FOUL BROOD. What can you do about it? Thousands of people will tell you to treat with
A beekeeper should be able to explain this in great detail to all listeners, in spite of the science involved. Here goes: If you are a NON scientist, the word SUGAR means that white stuff in the bowl that you put in your coffee. Table sugar is the polysaccharide, SUCROSE. When you eat sugar, your
Nectar is the “stuff’ that is made into honey.
Everybody is talking about sampling some of their bees honey, and can hardly wait. Forget honey! Your job with your bees during the entire first year is to aid them to “build their house tight and strong, and protect them from being killed by mites or disease!” JL – I’ll add to this: Your job