Archive for April, 2009

As I prepare the hives for the bees that I’m expecting this weekend I came across this article in the New York Times.  It’s a very interesting article on Circardian rhythms and honeybees.  The last paragraph of the article struck me the most

We have been exploiting honeybees for thousands of years by systematically robbing them of their honey. The least we can do is take proper care of these wondrous creatures. Instead we are killing them off in their billions through our befouling of their environment. The honeybee brain has only a million or so neurons, several orders of magnitude less than ours. It is a moot point as to whether humans or honeybees make the best use of their neuronal resource.

(Judson, Olivia, “Let’s Hear it for the Bees“, The New York Times, April 28, 2009)

I’ve finished painting my hives and built the hive stands.  If the weather is better tomorrow evening then I’ll clear the back area out and setup the hives and prepare for the nucs to be made available on Sunday (or roughly thereabouts).


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