For your Information
Please note: The following articles and links are for informational purposes only and are not necessarily endorsed by the Penquis Beekeepers club or its members.
Feeding Pollen Supplement? Here's an interesting article by Ron Miksha on the value of feeding a pollen supplement in the Spring
Frosted Honey? Here's some valuable information from the Bad Beekeepers Blog
A free E-Book: Swarm Control by George Demuth: Read about swarming from this 1921 publication and post from Sassafrass Bee Farm
A bit more about swarming from Sassafrass Bee Farm
Propolis vs. Covid-19: Did know propolis from the honeybee was being explored in the possible treatment of Covid-19 patients? Here's the post from the Bad Beekeepers Blog
Who is Johannes Dzierzon? Learn a little about Europe's version of Rev. Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth from the post from the Bad Beekeepers Blog
Bee Keeping & Legitimately Fun Facts About Bees! by Reily Scott, III Form
The Background Hum: A bit about Drones
Bees adjust to seasons with nutrients in flowers and ‘dirty water’ : (Source: Tufts University, Journal Reference: Rachael E. Bonoan, Luke D. O’Connor, Philip T. Starks. Seasonality of honey bee ( Apis mellifera ) micronutrient supplementation and environmental limitation. Journal of Insect Physiology, 2018; 107: 23 DOI: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2018.02.002)
Why Smoking Soothes the Stressed-Out Bee Hive by Meredith Swett Walker
Honey Bee Nutrition: "Fat Bees Skinny Bees": a manual on honey bee nutrition for beekeepers, a report for the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation by Doug Somerville. (Click here to download complete report)
Karl Kehrle OBE, known as Brother Adam, was a Benedictine monk, beekeeper, and an authority on bee breeding, and developer of the Buckfast bee. (From Wikipedia and reposted by Ron Mijsha ath Sassafras Bee Farm)
Mite Treatments by Jim at Nature Nectar LLC
How much honey do Americans eat each day? (from Beekeeping365).
A Little information about the business model in parts of China (from Beekeeping365).
Michael Palmer and The Sustainable Apiary (Posted by WESTERNWILSON on MARCH 19, 2017). Check out the YouTube video presentations at end of posting)
Treatment-free’Beekeepers Give Varroa Mite Free Rein by Thoughtscapism- A very interesting and informative article related to Varroa mite treatment.
Bearding? Here's an informative posting in case you nothing this interesting bee behavior in the summer
Charles Martin Simon: The following are re-posting of an interesting series from Beekeeping365 honoring Charles Martin Smith (References: Bee Culture Magazine, July, 2002 BeeSource.com). Please consider subscribing to the Beekeeping365 blog for other interesting and informative posts.
More Beekeeping Backwards – I owe a huge debt to Varroa – by Charles Martin Simon
Bottomless Beekeeping (Unpublished Version) by Charles Martin Simon
"Oxalic acid and glycerin for varroamites": An interesting article from HoneyBeeSuite
Historical Beekeeping- Historical beekeeping articles, videos, photos and more (Note: This is a Facebook site).
Moses Quimby- Credited with the invention of the modern bee smoker with bellows (Note: For those visitors who don't have a Facebook account to view this article, it was re-posted here).
Johannes Mehring- In 1857, Johannes Mehring, a German carpenter, developed wax foundations with octagonal indentations for use in Langstroth' s frames. With this development straight combs could be assured. Follow the link for more information about this development...
Honey Yogurt Popsicles: How about this refreshing summer treat?
May 20: World Bee Day: Did you know that May 20th is World Bee Day? Click here or here if you'd like to learn more?
Charles Dadant: A Little History: Interested in learning a little about one of the pioneers of modern beekeeping? Click "200 years of Dadant"
More to come...