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Southern Seasonal Beekeeping Insights

May 30, 2013 | Bee Thinking About

By Dennis Brown, Lone Star Farms, www.lonestarfarms.net Author of Beekeeping: A Personal Journey and Beekeeping: Questions and Answers Here in Texas and many other parts of the South, beekeepers depend on the tallow tree for their main honey flow this time of year. Unfortunately, the state of Texas Read more >

Queenright

May 30, 2013 | Michael Bush | Healthy Bees

By Michael Bush Editor’s Note: We ran this article a year ago. It is so helpful we wanted to repeat it. We are coming into the time of year that you’ll be doing inspections and finding queens that are failing, missing, or you’re not sure what the deal is but you think some hives are queenless. The Read more >

Honeybee Colony Losses in the United States, Winter 2012-2013

May 30, 2013 | Healthy Bees

By Camilla Bee, Editor The Bee Informed Partnership annually surveys beekeepers on winter losses, and recently released preliminary information. More information may be found at http://beeinformed.org; information will also be updated as it is developed. Learning about honeybees is a life-long endeavor. We Read more >

Varroa Mites: Control Them Now

May 30, 2013 | Healthy Bees

By Gary S. Reuter, Apiculture Technician Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota   An important item for overwintering is to ensure mite levels are low—for sure by the end of August. You need to have at least one round of brood raised without mites in the cells to assure healthy winter Read more >