Here are two articles the first link is from Robert Ham.
The second link is from Michael Walsh.
From the Christmas customs archives.
There is an old belief that early on Christmas Morning all bees will leave their hives, swarm, and then return. Many old Scots tell tales of having witnessed this happening, though no-one can explain why. One explanation is that bees get curious about their surroundings, and if there is unexpected activity they will want to check it out to see if there is any danger. As people were often up and about on Christmas night observing various traditions, or just returning from the night services, the bees would sense the disturbance and come out to see what was going on.
Here is a link to a new study about how honeybees choose a new nest site.
Meeting reminder the next Bluegrass beekeepers meeting will be Monday December, 12
“Beeconomy: What Women and Bees Can Teach Us about Local Trade and the Global Market.”
Using antibiotics could be a catch 22 for beekeepers. Here is an article about the possible dangers of some antibiotics.
Tammy Horn is releasing a new beekeeping book. Here is a link to the news story.
I checked Amazon.com and it has not been released yet but it is available for pre-order.
A study in England looking at diesel affecting bee’s brains and navigation.
I have posted this before and thought it might help anyone who missed it the first time around to run it again.