Well, after a morning of wading through the drifts and shoveling my way out of what Nemo left behind, I approached my hives with a tinge of worry as I always do. One of those “helicopter” beekeepers that insists on hovering over them even though they can take care of themselves just fine. I cleared the entries and pressed my stethoscope to the first box and listened (yes, a stethoscope, you read right) One hive after another I heard the beautiful sound of clustered bees (Hmmm). Feeling relieved I finished up my work and retreated into my house for a cup of java and a well deserved rest by the heat of the wood stove. Within an hour or so I checked the temp outside and saw that the chill of the morning had risen to a balmy 37 degrees. As I peered out the window, to my surprise, the bees were taking in the fresh air and doing a cleansing flight in great numbers! There I was, an hour ago, worried about this tough little bug. Silly me.
President - Tom Hutt is a beekeeper as well as a builder and inventor of " think out of the box" bee equipment. His personal experiences with honey bees can incite debate as well as argument. He believes in open dialog in all topics concerning bees. With the application of science, research and experimentation all problems can be solved.