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Thinking About Keeping Bees? Part 2: Varieties, Where to Put Them, and How to Get Them

December 26, 2012 | A Bee Cs

In Part 1, our December 2012 issue1 , we covered some initial beekeeping considerations and outlined costs and time factors.  We also made these assumptions for this series of articles, and they continue. They are: Assumption 1:  You will purchase equipment. Assumption 2:  You will use a Langstroth Read more >

Thinking About Keeping Bees? Part 1: Costs, Time and Intangibles

November 30, 2012 | A Bee Cs

So, you’re thinking about keeping bees… Well, no surprise here, but this free newsletter from a bee supply company isn’t going to discourage that thought! We think the world would be better off if practically everyone kept bees! We also think that you should understand—as well as possible—the Read more >

Walter T. Kelley on Beestings

September 28, 2012 | Walter T Kelley Co. | A Bee Cs

These writings are interesting because they are decades old and some things have changed (Velcro® is no longer new on the market, there are new protective headwear options), and also because some things never change. Bees still sting, and even this man who loved honeybees highly recommends protective Read more >

Beeswax and Comb Building

August 29, 2012 | Walter T Kelley Co. | A Bee Cs

Beeswax Many of our readers are relative new-bees. Thus, this section focuses on bee basics, many of them excerpted from writings by the late Walter T. Kelley, our founder. The following is from the highly recommend publication: HOW TO KEEP BEES AND SELL HONEY by Walter T. Kelley. Beeswax, the material Read more >