Posts Categorized: Around the Country

Deadout Yard

I took this Gigapan on a sampling trip this winter in California.  Rob and I were collecting samples for the National Honey Bee Survey when we got a call from a beekeeper that was experiencing some pretty high losses.  The beekeeper explained to us that he had lost more than 60 percent of his colonies…

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Drone Comets

Ray Olivarez (http://www.ohbees.com) hosted a hobby beekeeper day at his place last Saturday. Beekeepers come to pick up their packages, socialize, and maybe learn something new. There were package installation demonstrations, Randy Oliver spoke, I spoke and did a Varroa sampling demonstration, and there was a delightful tri-tip BBQ. The whole event was really well…

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