October Honey Bee Power Plant – Asters

October Honey Bee Power Plant – Asters
Asters – Symphyotrichum and Eurybia species Asters abound this time of year, whether planted intentionally or naturalized voluntarily. Unfortunately, taxonomist got their hands on Asters back in the 1990s, breaking them up and reclassifying the North American Asters with unpronounceable names. (I think they do it just to confuse us all!) Luckily, most nurseries either ignore the new names or put them in parentheses, so that we can still find these stalw

Here Comes Winter

Here Comes Winter
Are you ready? For me, this is one of the most critical times of the year in beekeeping. I want my hives healthy, strong, and with plenty of food for the winter. If all of this is in place, most of my hives are going to get through the winter. I have been feeding my hives since August. I have done a couple of mite counts and they have varied from good to bad. I have done a couple of treatments and the one I have on currently is Formic Pro (the new Mite ...