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Tips for Extracting Honey

June 28, 2013 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Tamara Rahm Successful honey extraction starts long before the honey house and the extractor. Just as a house should not be built on a weak foundation, neither should your honey supers. Long term success starts with your foundation being properly installed, and by this I mean that it is straight in Read more >

Honeybees, Opportunities, and Hive Monitoring Systems

June 28, 2013 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Anne Marie Fauvel, fauvela@gvsu.edu Affiliate Professor at Grand Valley State University, Michigan I became interested in honeybees a few years back. In fact, people around me say I have become obsessed with them. It began as a hobby but these fascinating insects quickly took over my life, as I am Read more >

Seven Health Secrets from the Hive

May 30, 2013 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Ol’ Drone Contributions of honeybees to mankind are so overwhelming that we often forget to recognize their complete value and importance. We remember that hive products offer food and practical medical support but we may forget that the major contribution to the global economy and ecology is the Read more >

Abandoned Bee Hives (Part 1)

May 30, 2013 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Dana Stahlman Master Beekeeper, Author, and retired OSBA President Strange things happen to beekeepers. Almost anyone keeping bees has a story to tell. My story begins with an unexpected find that led to this story of recovering one hive of bees from an abandoned commercial bee yard. After 24 Read more >