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The Honey Bee, The Almond, And The Miracle of Modern Agriculture

As new beekeepers, we read a lot about bees.  I can’t stress enough to people considering beekeeping that you need to do your homework.  The homework isn’t difficult.  No calculus is involved, but it requires time and effort.  As we studied, I kept coming across references to almonds and California almond orchards.  I decided to investigate further, and what I found was astonishing.  Thus, this blog post was created so you could be astonished too. Continue reading

Are My Bees Really Like Cattle?

Rarely does a person’s expectation match reality.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing if one is willing to adjust their thinking once reality hits.  I still love beekeeping, but over the last few weeks, I realized that I needed to start making some mental adjustments if I was going to become a successful beekeeper.  Continue reading