Bee Thinking About

Bee Thinking About—For August, 2013

July 31, 2013 | Bee Thinking About

About a year ago we started this feature to remind you of things to consider for your apiary this time of year. You’d think (and we had hoped) that we could just run last August’s article again, but golly, there’s so much to learn and think about, so it wasn’t that easy. Plus, you wonderful Read more >

Beekeeping in the South

July 31, 2013 | Bee Thinking About

By Dennis Brown Editor’s Note: Dennis, of Lone Star Farms, is author of two books on our favorite insect. You may obtain both Beekeeping: A Personal Journey and Beekeeping: Questions and Answers from the Walter T. Kelley Company. Beekeeping is hard work and working bees in August is insane in the Read more >

Bee Thinking About – For July, 2013

June 28, 2013 | Bee Thinking About

For many beekeepers, July is one of the more rewarding and interesting months in the apiary. The rewards may come via liquid gold if that’s what you’re after, the joy of seeing your splits come fully online, or those pollination checks making your bank balance shine. The “interesting” part is because Read more >

Bee Thinking About – For June, 2013

May 30, 2013 | Bee Thinking About

For most of our readers, June is about the first month when apiary management isn’t too different in the north or the south. As always, what you need to do with your hives this time of year varies by your management philosophy, apiary goals, current weather, likely weather, and condition of your Read more >