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.
I have posted a pdf file of my presentation, Honey Bees and the Green Movement for the 2012 Auburn University Spring Beekeeping Workshop
I have posted a short video clip of a back lit mature queen cell at: Candling a Mature Queen Cell. The procedure is occasionally used to be sure a queen is alive and well before the cell is introduced into the colony. In earlier days, a candle was used as the light source. The queen is not harmed by this procedure.
Even though I have done the Auburn University Spring Beekeeping Workshop for many years, it is still an exciting event for me. A significant amount of planning and work by many people – most of whom never get any credit – will be on display on February 4, 2012. I always look forward to seeing so many passionate beekeepers on one intense day. What is it about beekeeping anyway?
See you there,
Anyone with “MiteZapper” experience? Good or bad? I will be using them next spring.