bees http://wamc.org en First Zombie Bees Identified in VT http://wamc.org/post/first-zombie-bees-identified-vt <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont beekeepers face mite infestations, extreme temperature swings and the possibility of colony collapse. But a San Francisco State University professor says a new threat has arrived in Vermont: zombie bees. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 82770 at http://wamc.org First Zombie Bees Identified in VT The Thinking Beekeeper http://wamc.org/post/thinking-beekeeper <p></p><p></p><p>Christy Hemenway is the owner and founder of <a href="http://www.goldstarhoneybees.com">Gold Star Honeybees</a> and author of the recently published, <em>The Thinking Beekeeper</em>. She will be teaching a Weekend Intensive in Top Bar Beekeeping at <a href="http://www.berkshirecc.edu/">Berkshire Community College </a>this Saturday and Sunday.</p><p>Christy’s new book, The Thinking Beekeeper, is the definitive do-it-yourself guide to natural beekeeping in top bar hives. Based on the concept of understanding and working with bees' natural systems as opposed to trying to subvert them.</p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 58334 at http://wamc.org The Thinking Beekeeper High Season for Honeybees http://wamc.org/post/high-season-honeybees <p>Beekeeping has become a surprisingly fast growing hobby in Massachusetts, despite a time of overall lower honey production caused by new diseases affecting hive populations, and uncooperative weather. WAMC&rsquo;s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard took a look and filed this report&hellip;</p><p>President of the Massachusetts Beekeepers Association Dan Conlon has seen some funny business in the honey business this year.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 21:23:49 +0000 Lucas Willard 41794 at http://wamc.org