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May 26, 2019

NOSEMA - often referred to as the silent killer of honeybee colonies, it can quickly become lethal if left unchecked and is caused by the single cell protozoan Nosema apis. 

From the Fungai family, it affects adult honeybees by attacking the epithelial cells (lining of...

March 27, 2019

With the warmer temperatures now arriving, we are getting many queries about mite treatments and when is the best time.  Several have been from new Keeps concerning the use of Oxalic Acid so here is some information on the process.  The most important consideration to...

March 26, 2019

I created this list of things to try and do to help those of you who may not have a mentor.  It is derived from experience and study and I hope it helps!

Abbigail Honey BEE ANNUAL TO DO LIST

Canada Growing Zone 5

January - The Bees

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November 9, 2016

The mite is the small red dot on the bee to the left.  Don't let size fool you, they are a fact of life, the curse of bees and beekeeps everywhere, naturally occurring both in feral and domestic beehives.  Cure your hive and get re-infected by a neighbor’s infected bee...

November 5, 2016

I am haunted by the image of a little boy, and had I taken the time to dwell on the circumstances this child was in instead of pushing it to the back of my mind, perhaps I may have changed my outlook on life, and I would somehow be better today.  But I didn’t; I was j...

November 3, 2016

November 2nd.

What is PTSD and what do Bees have to do with this story?

This blog will focus on the mental health illness known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and its impact on members of our military, mainly me - as I am one of those military members who have been di...

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