Swarm Season

I am sure you have all heard it, or maybe even been fortunate, or rather should I say unfortunate enough, to witness, attempt to prevent, or have your hive succumb to what this year has experienced especially frequently—swarming.  Maryland beekeepers … Continue reading

Black Queen Cell Virus & A High School Flashback

The past two weeks have been full days spent preparing bee health reports for the National Honey Bee Survey. In each sample, testing is conducted for Varroa mites, Nosema, exotic bee species and parasites, and also for 6 major viruses:  … Continue reading