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Bacterial Imbalances Can Mean Bad News for Honey Bees. A team of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their collaborators have established a strong link between honey bee health and the effects of diet on bacteria that live in the guts of these important insect pollinators. In a study published in the November 2016 issue of Molecular Ecology, the team fed caged honey bees one of four diets: fresh pollen, aged pollen, fresh supplements, and aged supplements. #beekeeping…

The queen cage was covered in bees.

Basic Bee Handling for New Beekeepers

Are your chickens getting bored? Hang some veggie scraps in a wire basket and they can peck their favorite pieces. Or let the basket swing and it will be like a pinata.

Motherload of DIY beekeeping plans and information | Bee Hive Journal ....Awesome listing of free DIY plans for just about everything you could need!