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One Thing Two Experts Wish New-bees Knew

April 30, 2013 | A Bee Cs

By Camilla Bee, Editor On the eve before Kelley’s Field Day in 2012, I had the privilege of hanging outside the hive with Michael Bush. For any new-bees unfamiliar with his name, he’s one of the leading voices for natural, practical beekeeping—widely published and quoted. We’ve featured articles from Read more >

Tips on Finding the Queen

April 1, 2013 | A Bee Cs

Last summer we surveyed readers, asking “what do you know now that you wish you’d known in the beginning?” We got nearly a thousand answers, thank you very much! And, we’ve continued to ask beekeepers, because we’re finding the answers to “what you wished you’d known” very helpful Read more >

A Simple but Efficient System for Working the Hive

April 1, 2013 | A Bee Cs

By Dennis Brown, Lone Star Farms, www.lonestarfarms.net  Editor’s Note: Bee-ginners often ask how to work the hive. Dennis explains an efficient approach for doing so. Always pry up the second comb closest to you first. The first comb is usually anchored to the side wall in several places by the bees Read more >

Thinking About Keeping Bees? Part 4: Preparing the Apiary; Preparing for the Bees’ Arrival, Bee Installation

February 28, 2013 | A Bee Cs

By Charlotte Hubbard This is the fourth article in a series that began in December, when we outlined considerations for figuring out if you wanted to be a beekeeper. Since then, we’ve covered selection of the type of bee and the equipment, and preparing the hive. This month we cover preparing the Read more >