https://nypost.com/2020/09/01/honeybee-venom-can-kill-aggressive-breast-cancer-cells-study/ This is an interesting new study that has shown how bee venom in mice has been shown to be effective at shrinking certain types of (triple-negative) breast cancer. Click the link above or watch the video below to learn more. (These are all outside links and I have no affiliation with the research or Read More
https://www.corkhives.com/bee-friendly.html I Just came across this link on twitter. It lead me to a very interesting website. Cork hives sound like great way to insulate hives and could likely be an option to keep on all year long. The website above claims that the cork provides the insulation of 4″ boards. It would be interesting Read More
Scientists have found some interesting biology in the honey of stingless bees. Stingless bees are similar in many ways to the typical honey bee (Apis mellifera Linnaeus). Often labeled melipona honey, some describe it as the sweetest most extrordinary liquid on the planet. That is a bold statement. It seems like the demand for stingless Read More
This little suction device (available on amazon) claims to be able to suck some of the irritant from a bug bite or a sting. Apparently, if used as soon as possible it can completely remove any irritation. I have never tried it but thought it might be of some interest. This would be great for Read More
Two engineers have developed a high tech monitoring system for spotting and alerting the beekeeper of varroa mite invasion of their hive.
Plant a seed, help a bee: Experts urge Canadians to plant wildflowers to save bees from decline (outside link)
Piping, tooting, and quacking are all sounds made by a queen bee. Scientist have discovered that when a queen is ready to emerge from a queen cell they start quacking to tell the worker bees to let her out.
https://phys.org/news/2020-06-honeybee-swarming-queen-bee.html Biologists have found a way to listen to the sounds in the hive to determine when a queen is preparing to swarm. Swarming is common behaviour in honey bees. It is the way that bees expand their numbers. When a hive feels that it is running out of space the queen prepares to leave Read More
This is pretty cool! If you want to actually help the bees then why not build your own native beehive? Native bees are superior pollinators to honey bees because they have evolved to live and pollinate in the ecosystem they are currently in. The thing about most native bees is that they live alone. Most Read More