Planting for pollinators

Here in northern Indiana, winter is still in full force. Groundhog Day predictions point to more icy weather for weeks to come. But the winter solstice is past, days are …

Hive Report: Pollen!

It’s an unusually warm February day here in northeast Indiana, approaching 60°. The girls are out for a cleansing flight, and some of them are finding the first pollen of …

Never trust a groundhog

Curse you, Punxsutawney Phil. On Groundhog Day 2017, the rotund rodent saw his shadow and disappeared back into his burrow, predicting another six long weeks of winter. That’s not good …

Midwinter Cleansing Flight

This video was taken on January 21, 2017, an unseasonably warm day here in northeast Indiana. Temperatures rose above 50 degrees, and the bees were out stretching their wings. Honeybees …