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Women & Beekeeping, a Follow-Up

April 30, 2013 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Charlotte Hubbard   In March, I facilitated a discussion on this topic at the State of Michigan bee conference and used much of the feedback we received from our request for more information in an earlier newsletter. Thanks everyone! If you have further comments or insights, please share them Read more >

Beekeeping Insurance

April 1, 2013 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

Want to poke at a hornet’s nest? Ask a half dozen insurance agents about insurance for beekeeping! I did almost ask a half dozen. Their answers were varied, ambiguous, contradictory, and often confusing. That’s not the fault of the agents who agreed to be interviewed. With one exception (more on Read more >

An Overview of Forms of Honey

April 1, 2013 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Ol’ Drone There are many different forms of honey and the preference of the form depends on the cultural influences of the local marketplace. In Europe and Canada, most customers prefer creamed honey. This smooth, semisolid form is processed by the beekeeper by “seeding” with a starter Read more >

Secrets of Women and Bees

February 28, 2013 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Jackie Rushton There are great, indefinable gifts exchanged when women teach women and help them to remember. There is a bonding that occurs when women work together in a bee yard that I believe only women understand. Some sort of alchemy takes place during this gathering of women, whose focus is Read more >