I just attended a great West Virginia bee meeting at the Heritage Farm Museum and Village sponsored by Cabell Wayne Beekeepers Association. In the near future, an impressive honey bee exhibit will be included on the grounds. Spectacular facility and impressive heritage museum.
I have posted a short YouTube video called Spring Bee Flight. The day was nice and I wanted to be involved with my bees without actually opening a hive. See what you think.
Maples are in bloom in the Mid West. The flowers are not much to look at. Is it odd to say that it’s my favorite flower? Certainly my bees look forward to their blooming. It’s time to get ready for spring. I love seeing this blossom each year.
I would appreciate any information and testimonials anyone might have related to new equipment offerings in the catalogs or that you may have constructed yourselves. I am presenting a discussion this upcoming Saturday on “New but useful equipment”. I could use some help.
I have posted a PDF file of my presentation, Robbing Behavior of Honey Bees for those interested in the subject.
After a (very) fast two weeks, my wife and I are once again home in Ohio. It will take many months to digest all the experiences, events, photos, and memories. To all the people who helped us find our way around the two countries and to the individuals who hosted us, we can only offer a humble thanks. It was a beautiful experience. (We saw some beehives, too, but I will talk about that later.)
Due to weather, bees cannot fly, but weather is warm enough to get out and see how things are. So far, all has worked well.
The 17th annual Alabama beekeeping symposium is over. About 475+ participants at the session. I want to thank everyone – participants, speakers, AL Beekeepers, ACES & Auburn administration and staff. Thanks for such a great experience.
Across Alabama, spring, 2012, appears to be here strangely early. Today, February 1, 2012, was 74 F. Bees crazy with pollen and nectar. Too good to be true or just be grateful?
Speaker notes for 60+ Years of Beekeeping. Notes from a presentation in Southeast Alabama. During the past 60 years, somethings have changed while some things are nearly the same. This is a short look at the differences.