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Is it OK to use your newsletter material in my new bee class?

April 1, 2013 | FAQs

Q: The letters are absolutely full of info. Just had a second go-round with new beeks and wish I had your latest letter! Will tell all them to subscribe. On another note, is it OKto use your material in my new bee class? Thanks. J. Ash A: Sure! Please just give us credit both verbally and on any copies that Read more >

There appears to be sawdust at the bottom of the boxes. Termites?

April 1, 2013 | FAQs

Q: I’m fairly new, but happy to report that my two hives have survived their first winter. There appears to be sawdust at the bottom of the boxes. Termites? G. Hamlin A: Chances are no; that’s probably capping wax. The bees chewed off the cap of each cell of honeycomb in order to consume their Read more >

Does suspicious fecal matter indicate infected hive?

April 1, 2013 | FAQs

Q: I’m seeing what I would consider a suspicious amount of brown streaking on the outside of some hives I’m working with, but Read more >

Any thoughts on colors or patterns to paint on top of my hives?

April 1, 2013 | FAQs

Q: I am returning to beekeeping at the age of 65 after having been mentored by a General Practitioner, Dr. Andrew Mance, in Oakland Maryland when I was 14 years of age. I continued in my childhood home’s backyard until college and then restarted the hobby in my 30s. The advent of Varroa and hive Read more >