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BIG presentation on honeybee breeds SOON!

Posted by douglasfarm on February 7, 2011 at 6:46 PM Comments comments (0)

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Northeast Beekeepers Association of NJ

February 18, 2011: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Glen Rock Municipal Annex, 678 South Maple Avenue, Glen Rock in Bergen County.


All Bee Enthusiasts & Bee Curious are invited.

It will be an event not to be missed.

Buckfest, A Journey to Canada Ch. 1

Posted by douglasfarm on June 12, 2010 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

It comes with the essence of the breed perhaps. The Buckfest bee was created by Brother Adam through many long travels. So, it is very fitting that we prepare for a long trip ourselves to obtain them. This spring we were informed they no longer intended to ship bees across the border. We must now travel to pick them up and bring them across ourselves.


This week we took our first step, beyond phone inquiries. It all starts with applying for our passports. It’s one of t...

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A look into the 1st colony

Posted by douglasfarm on April 20, 2009 at 3:44 PM Comments comments (0)

DC beekeeper Toni visits her friend Charlie (Charles Brandts) at the White House - 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Click here to visit her blog post:

Here is a quote from the blog:

"To my mind, Charlie's queen is a good one for the job. The bees were extremely peaceful and gentle, and her pattern was OK, though not gangbusters. In a situation l...

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Analysis of Africanized honey bee mitochondrial DNA reveals further diversity of origin

Posted by douglasfarm on April 9, 2009 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Recent DNA research findings:

Within the past 40 years, Africanized honey bees spread from Brazil and now occupy most areas habitable by the species Apis mellifera, from Argentina to the southwestern United States. The primary genetic source for Africanized honey bees is believed to be the sub-Saharan honey bee subspecies A. m. s...

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Bee Vision

Posted by douglasfarm on April 9, 2009 at 9:17 AM Comments comments (0)

Dr. Karl von Frisch is a well known honey bee scientist. Here is a biography of his works:




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