Author Archives: LaLA Honey

About LaLA Honey

I am a treatment-free beekeeper in the Berkshires.

Pesticides suspected in mass die-off of bees

Pesticides suspected in mass die-off of bees Two studies show that a class of chemicals known as neonicotinoids created disorientation among bees and caused colonies to lose weight, which may have contributed to a mysterious die-off. By Eryn Brown, Los … Continue reading

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Warre Hive Report by Anna at

From my paucity of apiary posts lately, you would be forgiven for thinking that when my bees absconded, my beekeeping enthusiasm left with them.  However, the truth is that the package we installed in our Warre hive has been bulking up nicely — … Continue reading

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Bee Pollen – A Budget Friendly Food for Health and Healing

From Natural News website: Bee pollen is often referred to as nature’s most complete food. Pollen harvested from a diverse selection of geographic areas contains all the essential components of life in a good tasting, chewable, easily digested, and highly … Continue reading

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Bees taken by Illinois Dept of Agriculture

APRIL 27, 2012, APPLE RIVER, IL – The little town of Apple River in northeast Jo Daviess County, Illinois is the hometown of a big man – Terrence Ingram. Though not big in a physical sense, when it comes to … Continue reading

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Hive Designs at Melissa Garden

New (old) hive designs (from Melissa Garden website) Once we approach bee keeping in the context of the “Bien”, which represents the undividable entity of the hive, our methods and hives will change accordingly. There are currently three alternative hive designs … Continue reading

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The Study of Life of Bees from the Standpoint of the Soul

By Michael Thiele, The Melissa Garden From The Melissa Garden’s “April Greetings” (Apr. 10, 2012) Anise Swallowtail on Echium (©The Melissa Garden) Historically, living with bees was ritualized, ensuring harmony between bees and apiculturists. In our de-ritualized world, we face the challenge of … Continue reading

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Our Museum Bees | Forensic DNA Fingerprinting

Boston Museum of Science has a new podcast about honeybees.  Listen to the museum’s very own bee keeper Bill Coleman talk about our bee hive exhibit and the missing bees from the summer. Also, find out about forensic DNA fingerprinting … Continue reading

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