Healthy Bees

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 >

Managing in a Drought

June 28, 2013 | Healthy Bees

By Ol’ Drone Notwithstanding the torrential rainstorm and serious flooding going on in various parts of the country, there is a far more serious, long-term problem concerning extensive drought conditions in many of our Midwestern states. Beekeepers have been facing the challenge of serious drought in Read more >

Beneficial Clover is Blooming

June 28, 2013 | Healthy Bees

By Ol’ Drone Well, the dandelions have finished their heavy bloom and now there is another “weed” that the pure grass zealots are trying to eliminate from their ”pristine grass only” lawns. The beekeeper looks at these two early spring flowers in a different way. Dandelions provided the first 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 >