Q: I live in Nashville, just two hours away from you, and I know you are experiencing the same extremely hot, dry weather. I have a two-part question. Read more >
You said in your newsletter that this is the time that beekeepers are busy. But I am not busy—why? What should I be doing?
Q: Hello to all of you at Kelley Company who make it happen. I have two questions. But first, I would like to say how wonderful and exciting your newsletter is to me. That thing is beyond description. I am a beekeeper, one year May 2012. I have one hive and one swarm that I just caught. You said in your Read more >
Q: I bought a lot of stuff from y’all and have it now all painted up and ready for occupancy. I have had three nucs for months but other things just kept my attention. Is it okay to transfer the five frame nucs over to just one 10-frame box for each nuc? Very warm weather here and bees are Read more >
I’m using the Swarm Harvester on an out building, and I want to get the queen out--how long will the brood last without bees attending to them?
Q: I’m using the Swarm Harvester on an out building, and I want to get the queen out. Last year at the Field Day, Cleo had said to use uncapped brood to draw the queen out. My question is how long will the brood last without bees attending to them? The building is 45 minutes away; will they make the Read more >