A Bee Cs

Sting Treatment and Considerations

July 31, 2013 | A Bee Cs

By Camilla Bee, Editor In our last issue, we asked readers to share their experiences with stings. Unfortunately, they are a part of beekeeping, seemingly no matter how careful or well-clothed someone might be. New-bees seem especially prone to stings, so we’re running this article in our A-Bee-Cs section. Read more >

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 >

When to Add Another Box

May 30, 2013 | A Bee Cs

    By Gary S. Reuter, Apiculture Technician Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota This procedure applies to both existing and package colonies. When the bees are using more than 80% of the first box add a second box. We find it best if you take a frame with some nectar on it Read more >

What Should Bee Happening?

May 30, 2013 | A Bee Cs

By Camilla Bee, Editor If you started bees from a package, you’re probably wondering if what’s happening in your hive is normal and appropriate. That answer varies widely by when they were started, the weather they’ve had since, and what’s available for forage in your location. While there are Read more >