Colony Collapse Comes Home

It's been a busy summer and fall, with much travel, and less time for my usual gardening, beekeeping and blogging.  Finally getting caught up on garden chores, I went to check the bees this weekend since we had a bit of nice weather.  Unfortunately, the new was not good.  Here is this year's bee story,... Continue Reading →

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Nosema Ceranae

Parasites and their hosts live a delicate dance.  If the parasite kills the host, it may lose its habitat and perish as well, so most parasite-host relationships develop such that the parasite is a nuisance, but not life threatening to the host.  The problem we have with our bees at the moment, is that the most troublesome parasites... Continue Reading →

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