Articles By Publication Date

My articles constitute a journal of my own learning experience in the science of beekeeping, and should be considered in that context. I make an effort to add important updates to articles on this site, but it may help the reader to see the chronology of publication, so that one can read the most up to date articles first.

Article Title Publication Date
California Dreaming vs. Calif Reality: Part 1 October 1, 2006
California Dreaming vs. Calif Reality: Part 2 November 1, 2006
2007 Almond Pollination Season December 1, 2006
Fighting Varroa – The Silver Bullet or Brass Knuckles?
Oxalic Acid: Part 1
Fighting Varroa – Choosing Your Troops January 1, 2007
Oxalic Acid: Part 2 – Heat Vaporization
Fighting Varroa – Strategy and Tactics February 1, 2007
Fighting Varroa – Reconnaissance March 1, 2007
Fighting Varroa – Biotechnical 1 April 1, 2007
Fighting Varroa – Biotechnical 2 May 1, 2007
Fighting Varroa – The Arsenal Chemical Weapons June 1, 2007 July 1, 2007
Fighting Varroa – The Arsenal Natural Treatments: Part 1 August 1, 2007
Fat Bees: Part 1
Fighting Varroa – The Arsenal Natural Treatments: Part 2 September 1, 2007
Fat Bees: Part 2
Almond Pollination 2008 October 1, 2007
Fat Bees: Part 3 November 1, 2007
Fat Bees: Part 4 December 1, 2007
The Nosema Twins: Part 1
The Nosema Twins: Part 2 – Detection & Microscopy January 1, 2008
The Nosema Twins: Part 3 – Detection February 1, 2008
The Nosema Twins: Part 4 – Treatment March 1, 2008
The Nosema Twins: Part 5 – Alternative Treatments April 1, 2008
A Trial of Honey Super Cell Small Cell Combs May 1, 2008
Old Bees, Cold Bees, No Bees?: Part 1 June 1, 2008
Old Bees, Cold Bees, No Bees?: Part 2 July 1, 2008
The Suckabee August 1, 2008
A California Beekeeper Reports from Down Under September 1, 2008
A Test of the Drench Method for Nosema October 1, 2008
Additional Reports and Ramblings
Field of View Count Correlation
Field Trial of Several Nosema Treatments
2009 Almond Pollination Outlook November 1, 2008
Powdered Sugar Dusting: Part 1 December 1, 2008
Powdered Sugar Dusting: Part 2 January 1, 2009
Nosema cerenae – not your father’s nosema!
Powdered Sugar Dusting: Part 3 February 1, 2009
The Bee Convention Circuit 2009 March 1, 2009
The Learning Curve 2009: Part 1 April 1, 2009
Protocol for Rapid Preparation of Nosema Spore Samples
The Learning Curve 2009: Part 2 May 1, 2009
Too overwhelmed running my operation to write an article! June 1, 2009
The Learning Curve 2009: Part 3 July 1, 2009
Nosema ceranae – Kiss of Death or Much Ado About Nothing? August 1, 2009
The Learning Curve 2009: Part 4 – Synthetic Miticides September 1, 2009
A California Beekeeper Returns from Down Under October 1, 2009
The Learning Curve – The Future November 1, 2009
The Future – Pesticides and Fungicides December 1, 2009
The Economy of the Hive: Part 1 January 1, 2010
The Economy of the Hive: Part 2 February 1, 2010
An Adaptable Workforce March 1, 2010
The Primer Pheromones, Managing Labor Pool: 1 April 1, 2010
The Primer Pheromones, Managing Labor Pool: 2 May 1, 2010
The Primer Pheromones, Managing Labor Pool: 3 June 1, 2010
A Test of Using Synthetic Pheromones July 1, 2010
Pollen Supplement Formula
Sick Bees: Part 1 August 1, 2010
Sick Bees: Part 2 – A Model of Colony Collapse September 1, 2010
Sick Bees: Part 3 – The Bee Immune System October 1, 2010
Sick Bees: Part 4 – Immune Response to Viruses November 1, 2010
Sick Bees: Bromenshank December 1, 2010
Sick Bees: Part 5 – Multiple Infections January 1, 2011
Sick Bees: Part 6 – Infection by Multiple Viruses February 1, 2011
Miticides 2011
Sick Bees: Part 7 – Transgenerational Immune Priming March 1, 2011
Sick Bees: Part 8 – Time for a Paradigm Shift April 1, 2011
Sick Bees: Part 9 – Pathogens and Plagues May and June, 2011
The Rules for Successful Beekeeping July 1, 2011
Sick Bees: Part 11 – Parasite Monitoring August 1, 2011
Sick Bees: Part 12 – Getting Down to the Brass Tacks September 1, 2011
An Early Summer Test of Mite-Away Quick Strips™
The Rules Redux October 1, 2011
Sick Bees: Part 13 – Simple Microscopy of Nosema for Beekeepers November 1, 2011
Sick Bees: Part 14 – An Update on the “Nosema Cousins” December 1, 2011
Sick Bees: Part 15 – An Improved Method for Nosema Sampling January 1, 2012
Sick Bees: Part 16 – The “Quick Squash” Method “Fried Eggs” Identified February 1, 2012
Sick Bees: Part 17A: Nosema – The Smoldering Epidemic March 1, 2012
2012 Almond Pollination Update Sick Bees: Part 17b–Nosema ceranae April 1, 2012
Simple Early Treatment of Nucs Against Varroa
Pesticide Incident Reporting May, 1, 2012
Sick Bees Part 18A: Colony Collapse Revisited
Sick Bees Part 18b: Colony Collapse Revisited June 1, 2012
The Extinction of the Honey Bee? July 1, 2012
Testing of Bee Feed Syrups for Neonicotinoid Residues August, 2012
Neonicotinoids: Trying To Make Sense of the Science
Neonicotinoids: Trying To Make Sense of the Science – Part 2 September, 2012
A New Large-Scale Trial of Clothianidin
Sick Bees 18c–Colony Collapse revisited; Environmental Factors October 2012
Nosema ceranae and Honey Production in Healthy Colonies November 2012
Sick Bees 18d–Colony Collapse Revisited: Agricultural Exposure
Sick Bees 18e collapse revisited GMOs December 2012
Nosema Ceranae and Honey Production in Healthy Colonies
Sick Bees Part 18F: Colony Collapse Revisited – Pesticide Kills January 2013
Sick Bees – Part 18F2: Colony Collapse Revisited– Plant Allelochemicals February 2013
Sick Bees – Part 18F2: Colony Collapse Revisited – Keeping A Leaky Boat Afloat March 2013
Sick Bees – Part 18F2: Colony Collapse Revisited – Environmental ToxinsSimple Early Treatment of Nucs April 2013
Sick Bees – Part 18F2: Colony Collapse Revisited – Synthetic Pesticides May 2013
What Happened To The Bees This Spring? – Part 1: Environmental and Biotic Factors June 2013
What Happened To The Bees This Spring? – Part 2: The Contribution From Pesticides July 2013
Mite Management Update 2013 August 2013
Reflections on the Honey Bee Health Summit August 2013
Sick Bees – Part 18F6: Colony Collapse Revisited – The Slaughter of the Innocents September 2013
Winter Colony Losses
An Improved, But Not Yet Perfect, Varroa Mite Washer October 2013
Sick Bees – Part 18F7: Colony Collapse Revisited – Pesticide Exposure October + November 2013
Sick Bees – Part 18F8: Colony Collapse Revisited – Beekeeping Economics December 2013
Does Oxalic Acid Treatment of Nucs Affect Honey Production?
Sick Bees Part 18F9: Colony Collapse Revisited – The Bee/Pesticide Problem Complex January 2014
What’s Happening To The Bees? – Part 1 February 2014
What’s Happening To The Bees? – Part 2 March 2014
Queens For Pennies
What’s Happening To The Bees – Part 3 April 2014
What’s Happening To The Bees? – Part 4: The Genetic Consequences of Domestication May 2014
What’s Happening To The Bees? – Part 5: Is There A Difference Between Domesticated And Feral Bees? June 2014
What’s Happening To The Bees? – Part 6: Mitotypes, Genotypes, And Tradeoffs In Fitness September 2014
A Comparative Test Of The Pollen Subs September 2014
Amitraz: Red Flags or Red Herrings? October 2014
Effect of Amitraz on Buildup of Nucs

 


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