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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Need some advice. Have two hives one really strong the other one is weak just requeened. I am having problems with a flock of bluejays that are agitating my larger hive. The bees are not aggressive to me, but these birds are really making them crazy. The hive defends itself from them, but it is...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    I thought I'd share this story because I've never heard of headless honey bees showing up quite like this before... I found some headless honey bees in the snow outside my hives recently. At first I thought it might be shrews eating my bees and tossing away the dried up body parts, but the...
  3. Bee Forum
    I was at the yard the other day and bees were flying real well. Then I noticed a couple of swallows working the air and picking off bees here and there. And then to my surprise came along a tiny cluster of agitated bees - maybe 50-100 - chasing a swallow. The cluster was all around the bird...
  4. Blogs, Podcasts, and Video Presentations
    Hi, Gary here, the co-host of the kiwimana buzz beekeeping podcast. The Bees and birds are struggling around the world with the class of pesticides known as "Neonicotinoids". We discovered a great guest for you, he will summarise the current situation with these pesticides, he is Dr Henk...
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