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A different Dimension of Loss – the great insect die-off.  A article worth reading.

7 Plants to Help Honey Production – Blains Farm and Fleet Website Article:

The seven plants are:  Sunflowers, Goldenrod, Cosmos, Coriander, Mint, Lavender and Coneflowers.  For more information regarding honeybees at their site, follow these links:

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Gardening, Honey, Planting Flowers, Plants and Flowers

A new publication on How the Urban Heat Island Effect and Flowers Affect Wild Bee Communities provided by Steven Frank” (; Associate Professor, North Carolina State University, Department of Entomology ( has some great articles such at the one below.  In addition, check out additional article located on the right side of the page.

Honey Bee Viral Prevalence Map


From the Lake Area Beekeepers, here are links to various articles/publications:


(1)  For those that find it too hard to handle heavy brood or honey supers. Something to consider.
The Valhalla hive: long, low, and sleek – Honey Bee Suite
Bee Friendly: 10 Ways to Bee Friendly

(2)  Check out this short video about helping all bees.

  • A good article on “overwintering success”:

The ultimate guide to overwintering success – Honey Bee Suite


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