Bee Report — Splitting Hives and Raising Queens (Part II)

This is the second and final part of a short discussion of splitting hives using ideas found in Mel Disselkoen’s On-The-Spot (OTS) queen rearing method and the Coweta Beekeeping Method. In this post, I’ll go over how to finish the split by making hives for honey production or population increase. Check out the first post, … More Bee Report — Splitting Hives and Raising Queens (Part II)

Bee Report — Splitting Hives and Raising Queens (Part I)

Many beekeepers depend on purchasing packages (screened boxes full of bees with a queen) or nucleus hives (mini-hives to be inserted into a full-size one), which cost between $150 and 250 each, depending on the local variables. Some beekeepers end up purchasing bees each year to replace dead-outs (bee colonies that died during the winter). … More Bee Report — Splitting Hives and Raising Queens (Part I)

Visit us at the Nelson Center Earth Day Conference in Madison, WI

If you’re in the Madison area, stop by our booth at the Nelson Center Earth Day Conference. It promises to be a day full of informative presentations as well as a hall full of sustainability-minded organizations. We’ll be tabling in the exhibitor hall. Stop on by and learn about memberships and upcoming workshops. We also … More Visit us at the Nelson Center Earth Day Conference in Madison, WI

Basic Stances — Infrastructure

The following is an excerpt from the forthcoming novel EcoGuerrillas.   Humans are a product of the interplay of their genetic propensities and surroundings. Before the neolithic revolution, 10,000 years ago, when humans first started settling down to an agricultural way of life, they were hunter-gatherers, moving throughout a region in search of seasonally available … More Basic Stances — Infrastructure

Basic Stances — Social Organization: Education and Population (Part 4)

The following is an excerpt from the forthcoming novel EcoGuerrillas. Education Throughout human history, educational systems have been a reflection of their age. In feudal times, education was the purview of the wealthy and religious ascetics. With the invention of the printing press (first in China and then Europe), knowledge became more widespread as the … More Basic Stances — Social Organization: Education and Population (Part 4)