Weekly Summary

Hello fellow beekeepers! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I had a great weekend with my sister, future brother in-law and wife at the Bon Jovi concert. It was a great show, and I was impressed by his concert. All things considered, Bon Jovi played for practically 3 straight hours. Granted, his songs are not as high energy and intense as other bands, but still impressive for a + 50 year old man.  I bought these tickets for my sister, who is a huge fan, as her wedding present, so I don’t know if I would have gone otherwise. However, it is always fun going to the concert where the entire stadium knows the lyrics, and sings along.

 

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My wife and me at the concert

Before I begin, I want to say thank you for all the support and viewership as I begin this blog. I hope the readers have enjoyed it so far, and I look forward to many more. If you enjoy my content, please subscribe to my blog, which is on the blog homepage. Also, follow us on twitter @dailyguideto and join The Daily Guide to Beekeeping facebook group. I post my daily blog post to these media outlets, so if you want daily alerts, please subscribe and join!

I hope everyone enjoyed the crossword puzzle, I have attached the results so you can see the answers. I did not receive angry or frustrated emails, so it must have went well for everyone! I wanted to make it fun, yet challenging so let me know your thoughts. Welcome Week crossword answers_1

This is my Monday morning blog post. I plan to post this blog weekly, so you, the readers, have an idea about my topics this week. I am excited about this weeks posts because this will be my first full week of blogging. Please stay tuned because I think you will be interested in my posts. Especially tomorrow, where I post about an experiment I am doing this summer with the University of Minnesota and a local commercial beekeeper, David Peterson.

 

Topics for this week

Tuesday: Supplementing bees with Acai berries: My upcoming summer trial

I am excited for this blog post. I have the opportunity to run a trial where I feed bees acai berries… You won’t want to miss this blog!

Wednesday: I will summarize the article “Does fumagillin control the recently detected invasive parasite Nosema ceranae in western honey bees (Apis mellifera)?” 

This is another great topic. I really gravitated to this article because of its recent relevancy. If you have not heard, fumagillin will be discontinued in June. This has worried many commercial beekeepers, so I wanted to look more into the topic. Despite your opinion on fumagillin, I think you will enjoy this summary!

Thursday: All about splits: The 3 major techniques for splitting your colonies. 

This will be a great post because I think there are many different ways to split colonies. I will talk about what I do, but I am sure it will differ from other beekeeping folks. This should be a great chat and post!

Friday: Out of left field: Why I do not have a problem with feeding your bees blood

If you have not heard, Purina has gotten into the bee business, and they did so with a bang! According to their ingredients, their product contains blood. I have an opinion on it (as i’m sure you all do) and I will weight in on it.

Saturday: Bees in the news- A summary of new articles about the world of bees

There is always new news on honey bees, so do not miss this post!

Sunday Crossword: “A New World”

This is a fun, yet challenging crossword. So good luck!

With that, I look forward to these posts and I hope you find them informative. If you have thoughts or ideas, please feel free to contact me.

Cheers!
Garett Slater

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