It’s Fall, and we’re worrying about whether our bees will have enough food for the winter. We’re also taking stock of the past year. In my conversations with different people, I see some common themes.
The first and most obvious change this year is that hive beetles have appeared in much greater numbers than ever before. I wish I understood why. My hives were overrun with them, so much so that I put Freeman traps on all of my hives. Continue reading