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A lesson in beekeeping from a two-celled Andrena

Trying to identify wild bees is a humbling pursuit in which every success is matched with two or three dismal failures. Today was no exception. Earlier in the week I stopped at the Mima Prairie Visitor Center, armed with my camera and longest lens. I strolled among the mysterious mounds, looking for whatever I might […] Read more

The lifestyles of wild and healthy honey bees

Thomas Seeley’s article on Darwinian beekeeping has unleashed a fury of discussion among beekeepers. Of particular interest are the ways in which feral colonies handle parasites and pathogens. Feral bees do not have beekeeper assistance, yet many of them do fine without it. The article, “Darwinian Beekeeping: An Evolutionary Approach to Apiculture” in the March […] Read more

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