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Climate change affects nectar collection patterns

A few days ago I wrote about the need for citizen scientists to collect data on wild bee species. Well, here’s another interesting project—one that deals with climate change and nectar collection. Wayne Esaias, a biological oceanographer and beekeeper from Maryland, has been tracking the dates of nectar collection by his bees for 15 years. […] Read more

Queen cups: cut them or leave them?

Like nearly everything else in beekeeping, how you handle queen cups depends on a number of factors. It depends on what you are trying to accomplish and whether you are a commercial beekeeper or a hobbyist. It is also influenced by your general attitude toward messing with nature. Oddly enough, it also changes with time: […] Read more