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When Do You Need to Find the Queen?

June 28, 2013 | A Bee Cs

Of the (hopefully by now) tens of thousands of honeybees in your hive, only one of them is super important. Fittingly, it’s the one called “the queen.” We all understand how important she is, but is it important to see her every time you inspect the hive?   As you may have noticed by now, Read more >

The Pollen Hive Product, An Overview

June 28, 2013 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Harrison Overholt Editor’s Note: Marking his 19th season in the apiary, Harrison Overholt is a member of the Allen County (KY) Beekeepers. He manages about 35 hives for pollination, honey/pollen production, in south central Kentucky. His inspiration for beekeeping began after the sudden death of his Read more >

Abandoned Bee Hives (Part 2)

June 28, 2013 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Dana Stahlman, Master Beekeeper, Author, and retired OSBA President Editor’s Note: This is the second installation in Dana Stahlman’s account of analyzing a surviving colony found in an abandoned bee yard. Dana’s experience and informative pictures make for interesting and instructive reading. Read more >

Battling the Small Hive Beetle

June 28, 2013 | Healthy Bees

By Camilla Bee, Editor The small hive beetle (SHB) is one of the most dreaded pests that prey on honeybees. Chances are, you’ve already seen one or two per hive this year, or perhaps, one or two hundred, or more. What can you do?   Unfortunately, SHB are a hot topic this time of year, every Read more >