Forming their own building material, building perfect hexagons, and maintaining uniform structure and function, honey bees are certainly true animal architects! Today, our researcher Sasha and I had the opportunity […]
I am not opposing the movement of honey from hive to home. Rather, I write to address the misunderstanding that beekeepers possess about honey nutrition in order to develop them into informed citizens of America and citizens of nature. As a beekeeper and researcher at the George Washington University Bee Laboratory (GWUBL), I want to share firsthand knowledge of the true identity of modern honey.
Members of the Bee Laboratory welcomed Finn Longinotto of Global Bees, along with a small crowd of other associates, into the lab a couple of weeks ago to show off […]
As of late, Washington DC has been plagued with thunderstorms, flash flood warnings and rain showers. It is set to rain all next week and as urban beekeepers, we have […]
Early morning June 4th, the Bee Team ventured out into Beltsville Maryland for some valuable follow-up with the USDA ARS Bee Research Laboratory. Jeff Pettis, Research Leader, generously took some […]
It is official. The bee camera is up and running. Please feel free to check out the honeybee hives on the roof of our facility at The George Washington University. […]
This week the Bee Team had a difficult task: cleaning the observation hive. This hive is unlike those seen on the roof of Lisner Hall. Located in Professor Doebel’s laboratory, […]