Old Earth Beekeeping, A Botanical Understanding of Summer Dearth

The summer heat is on in eastern Ohio. Bees and beekeepers alike are feeling the effects of “the dearth”, a time when nectar and pollen sources can become scarce in the hottest weeks of the year. New beekeepers are often surprised to learn that it’s possible for bees to starve in the middle of summer. But why is this so? As a beekeeper, I’ve taken notice of a great many informative articles out there explaining the ins and outs of the summer dearth from the beekeeper’s perspective. But as a botanist, I can’t help but notice a missing piece to these discussions….. a deeper botanical understanding. If you’d like to expand upon your botanical understanding of the dearth, or even the botan

The Blog

© 2016 by Old Earth Project

  • Facebook App Icon
  • Twitter App Icon
  • Google+ App Icon