No two words instill more fear or disappointment in a beekeeper than the words DEAD-OUT. A dead-out is when a bee colony dies. You go to your hive expecting to see a colony of honey bees, and instead you see nothing but dead bees.
This is the time when people reflect upon the past year and make goals for the year ahead. Want to learn a new language, lose 20 pounds, or switch your diet to 100% raw vegetables? Make these your New Year’s Resolutions! Everything seems possible in late December with the New Year just around the corner and the actual hard work of achieving those resolutions still several days away. I’m not making any personal resolutions this year, but I do have some bee resolutions that I am sharing with you. Don’t be surprised if you see some of these topics appearing in future blog posts. Continue reading