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Reading Brood Frames?

July 31, 2013 | Healthy Bees

By Dr. Dewey M. Caron Editor’s Note: The updated edition of Dr. Caron’s book, Honey Bee Biology & Beekeeping, is now carried by Kelley’s. This edition is in full color and has all the newest information in it. It is unique in that it extensively covers both the biology and the beekeeping for those Read more >

Honeybee Pheromones

July 31, 2013 | Bee Havior

By Ol’ Drone Honeybees communicate by issuing strong smelling chemical compounds called pheromones. These fragrances direct specific behaviors and their uses are important in the normal function of a healthy honeybee colony. There are dozens of types of pheromones which are produced by queens, workers, Read more >

Great Sunflower Project

July 31, 2013 | Bee Havior

The Great Sunflower Project Expands Scope to Determine Best Plants for Supporting Pollinators—Great Bee Count on August 17 San Francisco State University News Release The Great Sunflower Project is moving beyond the backyard this summer. The popular project is encouraging its corps of more than Read more >

Abandoned Bee Hives (Part 3)

July 31, 2013 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

Management Plan and Progress thru July By Dana Stahlman, Master Beekeeper, Author, and retired OSBA President Editor’s Note: This is the third installation in Dana Stahlman’s account of analyzing a surviving colony found in an abandoned bee yard. Dana’s experience and informative pictures make Read more >