The New Age beekeeper pays attention to the health of the hives

SEBASTOPOL – The life of a honey bee isn’t so pretty these days: almost 50 percent of them died last year. Pick the reasons: parasites, pesticides, starvation, global warming. Michael Thiele, executive director of Apis Arborea ( in Sonoma County, adds something else: housing. For him, boxes are the problem, as they are for a … Read more