Beekeeping Dog sniffs out American Foulbrood

Bazz, the beekeeping dog has been trained to detect American Foulbrood. I wonder if they make this suit in Kona’s size? More here  

Alternative Hives

Here at Flour+Water, our bees live Golden Hives rather than the traditional Langstroth hives. We are not alone in experimenting with alternative hive designs, however. Many beekeepers all over the world are looking for ways to reduce stress on their bees and provide them with a more natural living environment.

Nepalese Honey Hunters

Diane Summers and Eric Valli document the bi-yearly honey harvest of the Gurung tribe of West-Central Nepal – home to the worlds largest honeybee, Apis...

The Honey Gatherers

An amazing collection of honeybee photographs by Eric Tourneret. The Honey Gatherers

Honeybees in the United States Exhibit a Resistance to Antibiotics

Scientists believe that, in the United States, the decades-long practice of treating honeybees with tetracycline has led to their resistance of the antibiotic. Yet more evidence to support more natural approaches to beekeeping. More here: Honeybees harbor anti-resistance genes

Good Neighbors

Urban beekeeping is sometimes a touchy subject. Mary Catherine O’Connor touches on some of the issues: As urban populations grow in lockstep with interest in urban agriculture, conflicts over where and whether hives should be kept may continue to escalate. “Historically, beekeepers want to stay under the radar,” says Peteros. “But being in the urban agriculture movement, we felt that having bees visible in an urban environment is also an important form of passive education. Even in dense urban places like San Francisco … if we are going to be successful in helping people grow their own food, we need pollinators.” More here: Keeping the peace between beekeepers and their urban...