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Swarming

April 26, 2012 | Michael Bush | A Bee Cs

Editor’s Note: Each month, we review some bee basics for our newbee readers. As it’s swarm season, we’ve turned to a couple of experts to review basics. Michael Bush: Swarming 101 Swarming is when the old queen and part of the bees leave to start a new colony. Afterswarms are after the old queen Read more >

The Honey Bee Family

April 26, 2012 | Walter T Kelley Co. | A Bee Cs

From How to Keep Bees & Sell Honey by Walter T. Kelley A good hive should have approximately 30,000 workers or preferably more. The workers do what their name implies. Each worker bee has a special pouch called a honey bag or sac inside its body and they suck up the nectar from the flowers with their Read more >

A Bee Space, Pollen, Wax and Propolis Primer

April 1, 2012 | A Bee Cs

It’s the time of year when there are lots of new beekeepers. For the next several months, we’ll be publishing some bee basics, many of them excerpted from writings by the late Walter T. Kelley, our founder. The following is from the highly recommended publication: HOW TO KEEP BEES AND SELL HONEY by Read more >

The Three Kinds of Bees in a Hive -- From How to Keep Bees & Sell Honey by Walter T. Kelley

March 5, 2012 | A Bee Cs

It’s the time of year when there are lots of new beekeepers. For the next several months, we’ll be publishing some bee basics, many of them excerpted from writings by the late Walter T. Kelley, our founder. Worker Bees Nearly all of the bees in a normal hive are worker bees. They are the bees at the Read more >