Genetic Dysfunctionality

Characteristics Excluding Africans: Italians – big populations that use a lot of food, good honey production, calm on the comb, fairly gentle, with a tendency to drift and rob Carniolans – one of the gentlest bees, very clean, slows or stops brood rearing...

Mite Bee Management

When the theories of atoms started, the thought of comparing the smallest parts of matter to the biggest seemed strange! But here we are – nucleus, sun and orbiting planets, electrons.  I say let’s look at the management of bees.  We’ll look at one of the...

The Porch

Growing up in a beach neighborhood, all the cottages and houses had porches. The place to gather as a family or with neighbors – the “social media” of the day! Most of the houses were built before the 1920’s and had gas heat and lights, no electricity, and no...

And the Survey Says

Towards the end of March, the questions start showing up. The USDA seems to be the first, wanting to know how many hives I’ve lost by April 1st for the first quarter. Strange, it’s still March and I’ve gotten a letter and 2 phone calls. Whatever!  Then the Bee...

November 2021 Events

Join Us at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, November 30th, for our Annual Meeting with Guest Speaker Michael Lund! Building Beehives – Tuesday, November 30th, 7:30pm Where: Fellowship Hall of Norfield Congregational Church on Norfield Road, in Weston, CT.  Doors will open at 7...