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Making Splits by Robert MacKimmie – Robert MacKimmie has been keeping bees in San Francisco and the Bay Area for 21 years, currently managing more than 100 colonies. He transitioned to full-time professional beekeeping in 2009, now selling his “City Bees” hyper-local San Francisco neighborhood honeys at four farmers’ markets, including CUESA’s Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market on Thursdays. Robert teaches classes regularly, his apiaries were part of the original study on the Apocephalus borealis, the Zombee Fly, and he is a member of the continuing ZombeeWatch.org research committee. He breeds Hygienic queen bees with John Harbo queen breeder stock, and uses organic-only methods to control parasites, and minimize diseases.