We can add another thing to the list of what the just-ended winter hammered: bees. From an infectious mite to the mysterious colony collapse disorder, you can add winter’s months of frozen tundra to the list.
The Philadelphia Honey Fest happens this weekend, including Saturday at the Wyck Historic House in Germantown and Sunday at Bartram’s Garden.
The Eastern Apicultural Society meets at West Chester University, where over 600 beekeepers will discuss how to keep the threatened honey bees healthy.
This multi-center project called the “Bee Informed Partnership” is side-stepping the question of what’s killing bees, so important to crop pollination, according to Dennis van Engelsdorp, the project leader.