What Kind of Bee?

February 1, 2012 | Kim Flottum | Bee Havior

By Kim Flottum If you get one of the beekeeping magazines, and you should get one of the beekeeping magazines, and casually flip through the pages you see all kinds of bees for sale when reading the ads. You’ll see Italians, 3-banded Italians, Buckfast, Carniolans, New World Carniolans, Russians, Read more >

Frame Spacing That’s More Natural

February 1, 2012 | Bee Havior

By Greg Aubel, a Beekeeper in Coatesville, Pennsylvania Why I’m a Beekeeper I was with a group that stopped by an ice cream shop; they had an observation hive that fascinated me. I thought “why do they do that,” and “how do they do that.” Hm. I’ll have to look into this a little. Well that Read more >


February 1, 2012 | Healthy Bees

By Charlotte Hubbard, Michigan Beekeeper Following a major winter storm, I ventured out to my hives to “shovel their walks” and see if anything was amiss. Unfortunately, I saw this. I emailed the helpful beekeepers at Kelley’s, who said it definitely looks like Nosema, and suggested I have some Read more >

Zombie Flies: A Potential New Threat to Beekeeping?

February 1, 2012 | Healthy Bees

By Jon Zawislak, EAS Master Beekeeper and Program Associate – Apiculture, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service As though parasitic mites, hive beetles, a new strain of Nosema, and a legion of microbes weren’t enough for beekeepers to contend with, scientists Read more >