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News About Honeybees

Yes, I often write about honeybees.
Well, if you have been a JanBeek follower for any time at all,
you know that my hubby, Bob, is a retired beekeeper.
Not just a hobbyist, but a full-time bee guy
with as many as 2,000 hives
back in the late 1980’s & ’90s and early 2000’s.

Even after retiring here to Montana, he worked for several years with local beekeeping hobbyist, John White. Bees are a part of Bob’s DNA! His dad was a beekeeper and his brother was, too. Now he has three nephews and a grand-nephew keeping bees big time.

So, it was no surprise to me when I received an e-mail today from someone wanting me to post on the topic of honeybees again. She sent me a letter and asked me to put it on my blog. I’m happy to do so. Here it is:

“Hi Jan,

I hope your day is going well!

I came across your website and noticed you shared a lot of information on beekeeping. I thought our guide could be helpful for your readers. 

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is one of the most commonly used herbicides in the world by commercial gardeners. However, many pesticides – including insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides – harm pollinators and other beneficial insects. 

To help educate those in the farming and gardening industries about this toxic chemical, we’ve created a comprehensive guide with organic, and homemade; and a second guide with agricultural alternatives. please take a look:


I thought these guides would be beneficial to share with your community. Would you consider adding that as resources to your website https://janbeek.blog/tag/honeybees/ to inform people about this critical matter better?

I appreciate your time and look forward to your response. Have a great day!”

Nicole Nunez (She / Her) | Outreach Coordinator

1 S. Orange Ave. Ste. 201  |  Orlando, FL 32801  

So, let’s all do our part to protect
our honeybees,
our trees,
and our fresh water,
What do you say?

Hugs to you on this Fabulous Friday.
I hope you’re staying warm.
It’s 15 degrees outside my Ennis home
– and snowing.

Oh my what a difference a week can make.
Take a look:

Oh my, those images are too large to show the total difference.
I need to learn how to post them smaller,
but I was trying that side-by-side feature.
It’s kinda neat… you can see more of each image
by using the middle arrows to slide it left or right.
Anyway, you get the idea…

Bee Warm!
And bee good to those bees!!

Sending lotsa love your way,

Comments on: "News About Honeybees" (10)

  1. Derrick Knight said:

    A fine response to an important e-mail. Thanks for explaining the sliding effect of those long images

  2. Thanks for sharing the reminder about protecting bees, water, and nature in general. I am concerned with how we have already damaged our food supply. P.S. Your side-by-side feature worked well from my perspective. I can relate to the contrast. Here, in the mid-west, we can have a high in the 70s one day and a high in the 30s the next day. Perhaps the wind currents are coming in from Montana. Thanks a lot :-).

  3. This is so important Jan to all gardeners and farmers alike without our bees our crops will not get pollinated As keen gardeners growing our own food, we do so organically without any chemicals or fertilizers … Not only do these Glyphosates harm bees, but the residue stays on food and is being found in ingredients on store shelves.. And studies have shown how these are also cancer causing agents as well..
    Many thanks for sharing and as always I think your hubby is the Bee’s Knees, for helping the Bees all his life.. Many thanks xx xx <3 xx

  4. Hi Jan,
    Thank you for the important information! Bees are so important, and many people have no idea of how much!
    Blessings to you!

  5. Jan, I enjoyed tagging along with some of Bob’s journey with his favorite bees.

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