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American Bee Journal

Should everyone feed their bees spirulina?

Do you eat spirulina as a nutritional supplement? If not, there’s a good chance you’ve eaten fish, eggs, chicken or beef that was fed spirulina. Why? Because spirulina (i.e., the microalga Arthrospira platensis) is packed with nutrients and relatively easy and cheap to produce. So, if spirulina is so great, why isn’t it used as a nutritional supplement for honey…
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August 15, 2020
American Bee Journal

Queen Introduction: Part 2, The Eft Bees

Honey bee management instructs beekeepers to leave the hive undisturbed after installing a new queen in a standard three-hole Benton shipping queen cage, provided with the familiar candy-release mechanism. The beekeepers usually wait for three days, maybe four. During that time, the hive becomes a black box, holding its secrets about how the colony typically transitions from queen rejection to…
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August 15, 2020
American Bee Journal

The Classroom – August 2020

Q  Help for my hive I live in the Queens NY and have three hives on my roof. This is my 2nd year as a beekeeper and first year having one overwintered colony. When I first opened the hive in mid-March, there was what seemed like grey pollen and some propolis that was brown and seemed grimy to me. I…
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August 15, 2020