Aging and Thermoregulation


Old Bees/ Cold bees/ No bees? Part 1

by Randy Oliver   “There’s something happening here/ What it is ain’t exactly clear.” This observation by Stephen Stills in 1966 could well describe the state of beekeeping today. Something appears to be amiss in the bee population. There have been an inordinate number of colonies collapsing, sometimes with the workers disappearing “suddenly.” The catch […]

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Old Bees/ Cold bees/ No bees? Part 2

by Randy Oliver One day during his tenure as a professor, Albert Einstein was visited by a student. “The questions on this year’s exam are the same as last year’s!” the young man exclaimed. “Yes,” Einstein answered, “but this year all the answers are different.” Beekeepers today may feel that they are in a similar […]

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