What’s the buzz? July 2016

News about Bees, Beekeeping and honey from around the world.

Livestock & Bee Keeping

bees Become A Beekeeper – If you want to enjoy your own home grown honey then this simple post will teach you everything you need to know to become a beekeeper. You won’t regret it for a second.

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Bee sanctuary in Floyd Teaches People about Beekeeping

Bee sanctuary in FloydHoneybees are disappearing at an alarming rate. But a sanctuary in Floyd is trying to stem the tide by training new beekeepers this week. Groups get to learn about how bees make honey at the Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary in Floyd. Alex Tuchman has been a beekeeper for three years…

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Are bees in peril from neonicotionoids?

Bees with yellow flowerThe “Bee-pocalypse” has been cancelled. Global bee population are rising and are now near historic highs. In Canada, the bee populations are up 13% since 2011, from 637,920 colonies to 721,106 in 2015. While there are serious threats to bees, we assert that the use of neonicitinoid pesticides (or neonics) in agriculture is not one of them. Continued focus on neonics by environmental groups detracts from and potentially worsens real threats to bees…

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