FAQs

Is there a difference between types of buckets?

November 30, 2012 | FAQs

Q: Is there a difference between the honey buckets Kelley’s sells and the buckets I can buy at the home improvement mega-store? Robert W. A: Yes, most likely. Those buckets are probably not food grade. You can buy a food grade bucket at other places however, like food service facilities. Read more >

Why is my honey crystallizing?

November 30, 2012 | FAQs

Q: My honey is crystallizing. What does this mean? What do I do about it? M. Clark A: All honey crystallizes over time. It isn’t a bad thing; it is just what honey does (with a very, very few exceptions.) There are a few things that affect how fast honey crystallizes. One of these is the composition Read more >

When can I order package bees?

November 30, 2012 | FAQs

Q: When can I order package bees? A: Starting December 1. The advantage of ordering early is that you have your choice of delivery dates. We only have a certain number of packages available for each week. Read more >

How can I prevent moths in my bee hives?

November 30, 2012 | FAQs

Q: I have had major problems with wax moths this year. I have tried everything I can think of with no success, thus losing each of my new, weaker hives. I have seen advertisements for cedar hive bodies. Since cedar is supposed to prevent moths in a closet, would that prevent moths in a bee hive? B. Read more >