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What is Honey Bee Suite?


A Place for Bees

Native • Wild • Managed

Bees are the wispy sprites that connect the plant kingdom to the animal kingdom; they are the ties that bind the natural world together. Because of bees, flowering plants grace our planet with beauty and food. Our honey bees are just one of 20,000 bee species that do this demanding work. Join me on a quest to learn more about these enchanting creatures.


Intelligent Solutions for Better Beekeeping

Why • How • When

Although all bees are important, the honey bee occupies a special place in the hearts and lives of mankind. But in our complex world beset with ever-changing problems, beekeeping has become difficult. Bees did not evolve in the modern world, so we must offer them a “leg up” when things get tough. Beekeepers can ground themselves by learning basic bee biology, understanding nectar flows, and becoming aware of the many environmental conditions that affect our bees. The most valuable questions a new beekeeper can ask are “Why should I do that?” “How should I do that?” and “When?”

Bees on sunflower

A Better Way To Bee

Science • Logic • Experience

I am a master beekeeper with degrees in agronomic crop science and environmental studies. My approach to beekeeping is based on peer-reviewed science, logical thinking, experimentation, discussion, and experience. The work of thousands of scientists and beekeepers has contributed to my understanding of bees, and to them I am immensely grateful.

Thank you for visiting Honey Bee Suite

“A good scientist knows that science is not a democracy, that scientific truth is not determined by a show of hands, and that consensus and authority are there to be challenged, not to be accepted without question.” –Dr. Frank Schnell, PhD.