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Seven Health Secrets from the Hive

May 30, 2013 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Ol’ Drone Contributions of honeybees to mankind are so overwhelming that we often forget to recognize their complete value and importance. We remember that hive products offer food and practical medical support but we may forget that the major contribution to the global economy and ecology is the Read more >

Abandoned Bee Hives (Part 1)

May 30, 2013 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Dana Stahlman Master Beekeeper, Author, and retired OSBA President Strange things happen to beekeepers. Almost anyone keeping bees has a story to tell. My story begins with an unexpected find that led to this story of recovering one hive of bees from an abandoned commercial bee yard. After 24 Read more >

When to Add Another Box

May 30, 2013 | A Bee Cs

    By Gary S. Reuter, Apiculture Technician Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota This procedure applies to both existing and package colonies. When the bees are using more than 80% of the first box add a second box. We find it best if you take a frame with some nectar on it Read more >

What Should Bee Happening?

May 30, 2013 | A Bee Cs

By Camilla Bee, Editor If you started bees from a package, you’re probably wondering if what’s happening in your hive is normal and appropriate. That answer varies widely by when they were started, the weather they’ve had since, and what’s available for forage in your location. While there are Read more >