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Care and Installation of Package Bees

March 5, 2012 | Bee Havior

By Stacy Hill, Kelley Employee and Beekeeper If you are an established beekeeper and can use drawn combs on which to install your package you should do so. If you can just give them two or three drawn combs it is a big advantage. This allows the bees to get to work without having to draw combs from the Read more >

What Kind of Bee?

February 1, 2012 | Kim Flottum | Bee Havior

By Kim Flottum If you get one of the beekeeping magazines, and you should get one of the beekeeping magazines, and casually flip through the pages you see all kinds of bees for sale when reading the ads. You’ll see Italians, 3-banded Italians, Buckfast, Carniolans, New World Carniolans, Russians, Read more >

Frame Spacing That’s More Natural

February 1, 2012 | Bee Havior

By Greg Aubel, a Beekeeper in Coatesville, Pennsylvania Why I’m a Beekeeper I was with a group that stopped by an ice cream shop; they had an observation hive that fascinated me. I thought “why do they do that,” and “how do they do that.” Hm. I’ll have to look into this a little. Well that Read more >

The Honey Bee Tree: A Bee Home for 20 Years

January 1, 2012 | Bee Havior

By Kent Fenley, Beekeeper, Indiana Twenty years ago at the least, I discovered a honeybee tree on the west end of a wooded lot while riding on a wagon bailing hay. It was my job along with my brother’s to stack the bales of hay on a wagon as our father slowly bailed hay. Standing on the slow-moving Read more >