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Will Rompala
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A winter visit- pics and update

Hi folks! I took a walk out to the hive after we had (more) snow out here on the East coast. The landing board had a nice layer of snow on there and I was pleasantly surprised that the bees had shoveled their walk! 🙂

Here is a close up. I saw some girls […]

Honey (no, not money) laundering??

Hello folks! I hope your hives are snug out there. I have a few inches of snow on the roof of the hive out back and am hoping the bees are staying warm. The photo to the right isn’t my hive, but maybe I can talk Mrs Beekeeper into taking a new pic of the […]

Cloud over recent findings on CCD – possible conflict of interest in research?

First, I want to thank Dave – a reader here at suburbanbeekeeper.com – for pointing this out. He posted a comment on the original article recommending that we all read two additional sources regarding this recent story – that of the potential ‘one-two punch’ of fungal and viral sources of CCD. I’ve read the […]

Fungus and virus to blame for CCD? Article discusses findings.

Interesting findings in the quest to find contributing factors regarding CCD – Colony Collapse Disorder- discussed today in this article.

Story at the Washington Examiner

Hope all is well with all of you!

Will

Bees ready for their close-up: macro bee photography.

Interesting article on super magnified ‘bee parts’ – amazing photography. Here’s the article on NPR.org Enjoy!

Video ready – fifth hive inspection

Here it is! The edited video from our hive inspection over the weekend. I check the honey super as well as start into the hive body. It was a fun (and hot) afternoon – a bit abbreviated as the light began to fail as was my smoker. 🙂 Hope you enjoy it! High Def (high […]

Inspection done- video to come!

Hey all! FOTB Greg and I did a nice hive inspection over the weekend and we did a full video of our time out there. Mrs Beekeeper was also in attendance. We had a few surprises in there – can’t wait for you all to see what we saw. I hope to have the video […]

What? No way! More?? Me?

Ok folks.. ‘when it rains it pours’ I guess.. Since I wrote that upbeat last message, I have survived completely unexpected surgery. (!!!) Completely unexpected. A visit to a specialist for one thing turned into an early morning scheduled surgery two days later.

Sigh.

I’m fine though! That was last week- a number […]

Urban Swarm in London and a quick update

Hello all! Quick shout out to you all. I am alive and well – I know it’s been a while since the last SBK update. Between getting the tree cleared in the back yard, nasty weather and an emergency root canal (ouch) life has taken some weird turns recently. I’ve taken plenty of pics of […]

Cell phones tied to bee decline?

Disturbing experiment driven conclusions… Cell phone frequencies can disrupt hive behavior -worrisome to say the least. Story at CNN