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Mischievous proliferous: the scoop on bee poop

Okay, Mischievous proliferous is not an official name for anything, but it’s the name given to honey bees by my husband. It is loosely translated as “many troublemakers.” The problem he sees with honey bees in not the stinging or the intimidating flybys, but the prolific drops of feces that cover just about everything for […] Read more

Sticky yellow bee droppings are a good thing

If you are keeping bees for the first time you may have noticed all the fecal droppings, sometimes called frass, that appear out of nowhere on your cars, porch rails, or lawn furniture. These droppings are incredibly sticky and difficult to remove, even modern car washes leave them perfectly intact. They are often round and […] Read more

Urban beekeeping webinar

Yesterday I tuned into a fascinating webinar called “Urban Beekeeping: Ins and Outs; Dos and Don’ts.” The webinar was moderated by Shane Gebauer (http://BrushyMountainBeeFarm.com) and featured Toni Burnham (http://citybees.blogspot.com), Cameo Wood, Cindy Bee, and Kim Flottum (http://BeeCulture.com). Although the material was designed for new urban beekeepers, the issues raised were compelling and on point. I […] Read more

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