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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 >

Open Air, er, In-A-Langstroth Hive

May 30, 2013 | Bee Havior

By Camilla Bee, Editor Carl from Missouri shared this adventure with us. He found this open air hive, which he’s since named Cedar Bees, in the top of a 30-feet plus tree. Carl’s ladder tops out at 28 feet. Capturing these beautiful bees involved strapping the ladder to the tree, some trout line for Read more >

Honeycomb Built in the Jar

April 30, 2013 | Bee Havior

By Bryan Immink Editor’s Note:  Bryan is Vice President of “the legendary Holland Area Beekeepers Association,” in Holland, Michigan.  He, along with wife Connie and children Gracie and Grant began beekeeping the spring of 2011.  They have “high hopes to go into winter this year with 12-15 strong Read more >