Healthy Bees

Why You Need a Double Screen

April 30, 2013 | Healthy Bees

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Biological Control of the Small Hive Beetle

April 30, 2013 | Healthy Bees

By Ol’ Drone Among the many diseases and parasites that pose health problems for honeybees, the small hive beetle (SHB) is unique and presents control challenges. Most other pests can be treated while they are residing and breeding within the hive, however this beetle reproduces outside the hive and Read more >

Postal Claims and Your Package Bees

April 30, 2013 | Healthy Bees

By Stacy Hill, Kelley Employee and Beekeeper Editor's Note: Yes, we ran this article last month. It is package bee season, and we want to make it easy for our customers who have problems to know how to quickly solve them.  If you have ordered package bees and are in postal zones 1-4, your packages Read more >

Wisdom of Purchasing a Swarm

April 1, 2013 | Healthy Bees

By Cleo Hogan Editor’s Note: One of our favorite, very experienced beekeepers, Cleo Hogan, was asked about the wisdom of purchasing a swarm. He shared his answer to “Jake” with us. Thanks, Cleo. Jake, don't take this as criticism of what you did, but you made a bad decision to buy swarms unless Read more >