How to prepare bees to withstand a cold Minnesota winter. Do you wrap them? What about quilt boxes, candy boards, food and sugar, mouse guards? All of this and more are discussed.
Varroa destructor mites can decimate your honey bee colony. They weaken the bees, decrease lifespan, and lead to high viral loads. What can be done? Every major honey bee organization recommends taking regular mite counts to assess the health of your colony. An increasing mite load can spell disaster for your hive - increasing disease … Continue reading What if you are Doing Mite Counts Wrong?
Duffy Meadows Research & Consulting was started in order to research honey bee health and to improve rare plant breeding. So one year after it's inception....where are the honey bees? Good question! Funny things happen when your business revolves around nature....human goals have to be adjusted, reassessed, and kept fluid. We have a complete ten … Continue reading Where are the Honey Bees?
We started Duffy Meadows in October of 2016. Back then, it was just some land and a dream. What was the dream? To have the ability to research various aspects of human, animal, and plant health - to put it broadly. When we tell people we own a research and consulting company, they want to … Continue reading The Beginning