Woo hooo! The USDA awarded a SARE Partnership Grant to me and beekeeper Rachel Coventry of Curtis Orchards and Pumpkin Patch. We are thrilled to be able to study a pressing question for beekeepers on small farms: how do you get the bees to go where you want them to go?
When you begin beekeeping, you quickly learn that surprises are par for the course. When you think your bees are happy where they are, they decide to swarm. When you think the queen will stay in her two deep hive bodies, she decides to lay h