FAQs

My bees are arriving at the end of April. What do I need to do to get ready for them?

January 31, 2013 | FAQs

Q: I’m so excited! My bees are coming from you at the end of April. What do I need to do to get ready for them? Cynthia A: Our March issue will cover that with the next article in the series “Thinking About Keeping Bees?” Be sure to check out that article in this issue for guidance on getting your Read more >

How can “liquid” honey resist freezing in the bitter cold?

January 31, 2013 | FAQs

Q: As the mercury dipped down to the single numbers and the blizzard blew snow all over the porch, the honey bears bravely sat there with snow on their spouts. The liquid honey resisted freezing. How can a “liquid” stay that way during the bitter cold? Ol' Drone A: The simple answer: there is not enough Read more >

Will a clipped queen crawl back in the hive during swarms?

January 31, 2013 | FAQs

Q: If a queen is clipped and swarms, will she crawl back in the hive or does she realize she can’t fly? I have two hives that I am in question of whether to requeen or chance it. Read more >

Is there a "bee calendar" that tells us what to do chronologically?

January 31, 2013 | FAQs

Q: I just love your newsletter—so much good info—esp. for ’begginers’. Now I’m enjoying going back to old issues. The area I feel I need to learn the most is the area of "bee health." If there are any good websites that you know of please send them my way. I am also looking for a ’bee Read more >