Healthy Bees

Putting Your Bees to Bed for Winter

September 26, 2013 | Stacy H | Healthy Bees

Some helpful hints on getting your bees ready for the long cold winter. Read more >

Wax Moth Destruction

July 31, 2013 | Healthy Bees

The opportunistic wax moth is waiting for honeybees to have more hive than they can patrol, common this time of year. They also treasure abandoned hives, where they may spin what is perhaps paradise to them, but a horrific mess for us. Last fall, Ursula D. wrote us to say “I do love to get the bee Read more >

Reading Brood Frames?

July 31, 2013 | Healthy Bees

By Dr. Dewey M. Caron Editor’s Note: The updated edition of Dr. Caron’s book, Honey Bee Biology & Beekeeping, is now carried by Kelley’s. This edition is in full color and has all the newest information in it. It is unique in that it extensively covers both the biology and the beekeeping for those Read more >

Battling the Small Hive Beetle

June 28, 2013 | Healthy Bees

By Camilla Bee, Editor The small hive beetle (SHB) is one of the most dreaded pests that prey on honeybees. Chances are, you’ve already seen one or two per hive this year, or perhaps, one or two hundred, or more. What can you do?   Unfortunately, SHB are a hot topic this time of year, every Read more >