Where to begin: My first attempt at using beeswax was to make a skin balm for my daughter. She had suffered for months with extremely dry and cracked skin hands. We had tried all my wife’s expensive hand creams to no avail. Within two days of using a very basic bee balm we were able Read More
Honeybee venom can kill aggressive breast cancer cells: study
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
Cork Clad Hives: a natural insulator
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
Cypress Hills Inter-Provincial Park Saskatchewan
Camping in Cypress Hills is an experience you should not miss. There is something for everyone.
Chemists Find Biologically Active Sugar in Honey of Stingless Bees | Biology, Chemistry
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 $10 Doodad Instantly Makes Bug Bites (and Bee Stings) Less Irritating
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
DIY Fume Board
A fume board is a nifty little device. Using a non harmful stink repellent it is placed on top of a beehive and drives the bees down to the bottom of the hive. There are a few different products that can be used to stink the bees out the door. I thought I could save Read More
Spring Honey Harvest!
Brushing the Bees no more This was the first time that I have enough honey to harvest in July. This was a very exciting time. To date I have not liked brushing the bees of every frame of the honey super in order to take the box off the hive. It is a very tedious Read More
Engineers brought together by Mars are now using technology to save Australia’s bees from devastating varroa mites
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
Plant a seed, help a bee: Experts urge Canadians to plant wildflowers to save bees from decline (outside link)