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Scott is an owner in the company, Beepods, a top bar hive manufacturer and beekeeping system provider to backyard beekeepers, zoos, botanical gardens, schools and corporations alike. As an entrepreneur, Scott enjoys identifying and reaching new business markets, growing online communities and partnering with business start-ups. With a strong background in the field of web development, Scott currently focuses on online marketing strategy consulting. In his off time, Scott enjoys running various tech meetup groups. He also spends as much time as possible with his wife, his baby girl and his Great Dane.
What are you doing for National Honey Bee Day this year? It’s coming up soon. Share your own plans or events in the comments section below. August 19, 2017 is officially “National Honey Bee Day” in the USA. Every year around the country, bee clubs and bee lovers gather together for education, outreach, fun […]Read more »
In the debate between treatment-free and treating beekeepers, the statement and question has been posed many time before… “The bees you have are not ‘feral’, they are being kept in an unnatural state, their genetics have been affected by man for thousands of years, so why not take care of your ‘animals’ when they are […]Read more »
The fact is that beekeepers who treat their bees with chemicals are still losing colonies in a similar ratio to those of treatment-free beekeepers. What I believe is that, over time, raising bees without treatments produces hardier bees. Treating bees with chemicals helps the bees that have weaker “genetics” to continue to propagate and allows […]Read more »
If you’ve kept bees for any length of time, you’ve probably come to realize that doing so effectively requires a lot of work. In particular, bees are often vulnerable to disease as well as mites and other pests. Controlling these threats may be quite difficult, and many beekeepers opt to enlist the help of chemical […]Read more »
The Varroa mite is a Pandora’s box that humans will never be able to close. They are here to stay and they aren’t going anywhere despite all our efforts to treat them away. According to USDA’s Report on Honey Bee Health (PDF), published in 2012, the parasitic mite, Varroa destructor, remains the single most detrimental […]Read more »
In order to explain treatment-free beekeeping in a manner that is productive, it is first necessary to understand that there are many definitions of what exactly “treatment-free” means. In this article, I bring to light various opinions that exist and put forth a definition that attempts to clarify the topic of treatment-free beekeeping for the […]Read more »