An article wrote by Phil Craft, beekeeper and retired Kentucky bee inspector, wanted to share his experience about swarming. Click to learn more about swarming season.
Anticipation builds… As the days become longer and warmer, our curiosity gets the best of us as beekeepers for that inevitable new season visit to the bee yard. Our mind flooded with questions – “Did they survive? Are they going strong?” and so much more.
Phil Craft is a beekeeper, former bee inspector in Kentucky, and the technical advisor for Véto-pharma in the United States. In this article, Phil explains why Spring hive checks are important to assess the condition of the hives, and how to take steps promptly if problems exist.
Each and every year recently, the media runs a story about Zombees (Zombie honey bees) as it alluringly mystifies the Halloween and the Day of the Dead experience. Many of us see the headline and the catch phrase passively; but do they really exist? Well to alter a famous holiday editorial phrase from a renowned 1897 editorial; “Yes, Virigina, there are zombees.”