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Resilience

By: Jay Evans I have been wearing the same underwear for 25 years. And the only thing weird about that is how well they have held up. In the late 1990s, my dear sister sewed each of her brothers a pair of blue polypropylene long underwear as gifts. These were much appreciated and much worn. To my amazement, after thousands…
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July 1, 2021
Bee Culture

Minding Your Bees and Cues

Do You Really Need to Spray That? By: Becky Masterman and Bridget Mendel On a recent trip to an apiary, we encountered a neighboring homeowner outfitted in a backpack sprayer, carefully spraying dandelions towards the ever elusive goal of a flawless emerald-colored lawn. Nothing against emeralds, but this deeply ingrained lawn aesthetic poses a few problems for bees. Flowerlessness means…
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July 1, 2021
Bee Culture

Bee Management Anxiety

By: James E. Tew A cold, steady rain is coming down: It’s May 9th in Northeast Ohio. Maple blooms – long gone. This season’s fruit bloom has come and gone. My bees are currently in a dearth. They are awaiting the next phase of the annual nectar/pollen flow that will come in a few days from sources like tulip poplar…
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July 1, 2021