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Why Do We Keep Bees?

October 25, 2012 | Uncategorized

Earlier this year, we asked readers three questions. 1. What’s one thing you wished you’d known / understood when you started keeping bees? 2. What do you like / dislike about this newsletter? 3. Why do you keep bees? We received several hundred responses that made us laugh, cry, and Read more >

Beekeeping: From 0 to 10,000 Quickly!

October 25, 2012 | Uncategorized

By Tim Carter Editor’s Note: At Kelley’s Field Day in June, I ran into this enthusiastic couple and asked if they were beekeepers. (Yes, I knew the chances were good.) They enthusiastically shared that they were—and recent beekeepers in fact. Like parents of a newborn, they offered to show me Read more >

Winter Ventilation

October 25, 2012 | Uncategorized

By Charlotte Hubbard Like many females, I have trouble keeping warm. I also live in Michigan, where most people have trouble keeping warm at least a few months out of the year. Unfortunately, that meant I overreacted the first year I winterized my hives. That November I’d put in solid bottom boards, Read more >

Our Stand on Re-using/Re-running Stories - CCD

October 25, 2012 | Uncategorized

By Camilla Bee, Editor I strive to not reprint too many articles available from other sources. After all, a search engine can find those for you. We want this publication to be much more than the results of a search engine and lots of links to other places. However, there’s some great information out Read more >