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What do bees do in the winter?

When winter rolls around, bears hibernate and birds fly south, but what about the bees? Like every other creature on earth, bees have their own unique ways of coping with cold temperatures during the winter season. One way bees …

Jan Dzierżon – the father of modern beekeeping

John Dzierzon (16 January 1811 – 26 October 1906), was a pioneering Polish apiarist who discovered the phenomenon of parthenogenesis in bees and designed the first successful movable-frame beehive. Dzierzon came from a Polish family in Silesia. …

Beekeeping journal – June

Hello everyoneHow are you doing?Marta and I hoe you are well and keeping busy through those difficult times.  It has been very challenging period for …

Vojtek the Bear and grandpa Zalewski

Wojtek (1942–1963; Polish pronunciation: [ˈvɔjtɛk]; in English, sometimes spelled Voytek and pronounced as such) was a Syrian brown bear (Ursus arctos syriacus) bought, as a young cub, at a railway station in Hamadan, …