Tag Archive: Survival

A means of survival: Mimicry

“Imitation is the sincerest of flattery,” wrote Charles Caleb Colton. Colton was a sometimes cleric, essayist, wine merchant and gambler who bounced around Europe and North America during the early nineteenth century. It is likely many of his financial lenders hoped the public would not imitate his borrowing practices. Aside from his few literary works …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/13/a-means-of-survival-mimicry/

Winter Preparation Essential for Bee Colony Survival

Beekeepers need to prepare hives for the hardships of winter months. Some of the main concerns are: food storage, the arrangement of the food, hive ventilation, disease prevention, queen quality, and weather protection. Roy Lee Carter – Gulf County Extension Director Although overwintering management of bee hives differs according to regional winter conditions, there are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/12/winter-preparation-essential-for-bee-colony-survival/