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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 >

Wax Moth Destruction

July 31, 2013 | Healthy Bees

The opportunistic wax moth is waiting for honeybees to have more hive than they can patrol, common this time of year. They also treasure abandoned hives, where they may spin what is perhaps paradise to them, but a horrific mess for us. Last fall, Ursula D. wrote us to say “I do love to get the bee Read more >

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 >