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Washboarding Bees

Washboarding: a curiosity of beekeeping? Washboarding is an interesting behavior where bees walk back and forth in a ‘washboarding dance’, for reasons apparently unknown to beekeeping. Some speculate the bees do …

Ever wonder if there's a bee Picasso inside your hive?

Fermentation: Bee Pollen to Bee Bread

Ever wonder if there’s a bee Picasso inside your hive, creating works of art with her palette of bee pollen? A hive inspection often includes joy and surprise at the simple …

What’s on the Beehive’s Landing Board?

EyesOnHives quantifies flight activity levels – the signal creates a record of forager activity, orientation, swarming, robbing etc. You can look for things like what’s happening on the landing board, and pollen …

Of Mice, Men, and Bee Swarms

If you haven’t seen or heard about a few bee swarms yet, then you probably don’t live in the southern part of the United States.  Swarm season is in full …

Raising Queens the Easy Way

It’s swarm season to be sure, but it’s certainly also splitting season!  Bees being in swarming mode means we can also have an easier time raising queens! My Queen rearing is …