Modern Beekeeping

Originally published at: https://www.farmfoodfeast.com/modern-beekeeping/

Beekeeping has changed significantly in the last 25 years. Neonicotinoids have created real issues for bees, other farm chemicals like fungicides have contributed to bee decline as well. The arrival of Round-Up ready fields has reduced natural nectar sources, and bee pests like Varroa are taking their toll. But, beekeepers have also contributed with methods that maximize income but weaken the hives. All of the issues put forth in the first paragraph are debated adnauseam…