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I recently discovered Moses Quinby’s book, Mysteries of Bee-Keeping Explained. The text was originally published in 1853 by C.M. Saxton, Agricultural Book Publishers, 152 Fulton Street, New York, and it is really n historical beekeeping gem. Quinby was one of the first American beekeepers, eventually maintaining 1,200 hives in New York’s Mohawk Valley. Quinby is […]
Western movies are one of the most popular film genres, including films about cowboys, mountain men, ranchers, or even just folks who live, work, or experience adventure in the West. So this afternoon, I got to thinking about some of the best Western movies ever, and I put together a little list. Please let me […]
Bees have been all of the buzz (please forgive the pun) at D&B Supply lately as we are offering beekeeping classes, stocking up on beekeeping supplies, and even helping folks order live bees for delivery in April. In our frequent bee-related conversations, we have been taking about the many, many uses of honey raised in […]
Beekeeping is essentially a local endeavor, since geography, weather, and plant life all impact the success of a colony and the methods or timing used to grow and protect that colony. Nonetheless, beekeepers everywhere can share experiences, ideas, and success. In this edition of Bee Buzz, you’ll find nine bee-related pinners to follow on Pinterest. […]
A plant virus may be impacting bee populations, according to a new scientific study released in December. Although bee colony collapse disorder still requires a significant amount of study and research, this new finding from scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the Emory University School of Medicine, […]
Researchers at Stanford University in California have discovered that honeybees or Apis mellifera can detect the nectar’s chemical composition and choose not to “eat” nectar with a significant amount of bacteria. According to a report on the Stanford website, “Ashley Good, a recent honors graduate in biology, led the study with Tadashi Fukami, a biology […]
Honey bees may be able to give each other directions to food sources using polarized light, according to a new study. Popular Science magazine is reporting that a new study from the University of Queensland’s Queensland Brain Institute has found that bee’s wiggle dance may be describing a polarized light map of the nearby sky. […]
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that nanoparticles armed with bee venom may be able to destroy human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cells without damaging the surrounding tissue. “Bee venom contains a potent toxin called melittin that can poke holes in the protective envelope that surrounds HIV, and other viruses,” […]
Scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have trained some bees to respond explosives, implying, according to at least one published report, that bees could be used to detect terror attacks or prevent bombs from being carried on to airplanes. Writing for Geek.com on December 19, 2013, Graham Templeton reported that “Bomb sniffing bees may […]
In this post, you will find five, Christmas-themed poems. The hope is that they are powerful enough to inspire and move you. Merry Christmas.
March is the ideal month to start your backyard or barnyard chickens. So with that in mind, D&B Supply has this special offer for you.
Join experts from Purina and Nutrena at 6:00 PM Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at our Caldwell and Baker City stores, Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at our La Grande and Ontario, and Thursday, March 15, 2012 at our Meridian and Pendleton stores for a special educational seminar on giving your birds a healthy start for a difference you can see.