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Your Honey House Part 2

May 29, 2012 | Kim Flottum | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Kim Flottum, Editor of Bee Culture Magazine and author of The BackYard Beekeeper, The Honey Handbook, and Better Beekeeping. All are available from Kelley’s. Editor’s Note: Last month, Kim covered considerations for planning and setting up your honey house. This month, he looks at handling, warm Read more >

Healing Honey

May 29, 2012 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Lady Spirit Moon Honey is hygroscopic, meaning it draws. This drawing power is why it is excellent for open wounds. My grandson had a deep scratch on his ankle where he had poison ivy, with white bumps on the edge of the wound. The white bumps meant infection was ready to set in. I put raw honey on Read more >

Your Honey House

April 24, 2012 | Kim Flottum | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Kim Flottum, Editor of Bee Culture magazine and author of The BackYard Beekeeper, The Honey Handbook, and Better Beekeeping. All are available from Kelley’s. Not everyone is a beginner, but beginners seem to get most of the attention. Of course we seasoned beekeepers want them to stay awhile so Read more >

Vanishing of the Bees: A documentary about honeybees, our food supply, and you!

April 1, 2012 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Elizabeth Forbes Editor’s Note: Elizabeth is a backyard beekeeper in Bowling Green, Kentucky, keeping bees because she is “fascinated by their finely tuned social system and the important role they play in our environment.”  She has four hives, and noted that she could “write an essay on what I Read more >