Bee Thinking About – For June, 2013

May 30, 2013 | Bee Thinking About

For most of our readers, June is about the first month when apiary management isn’t too different in the north or the south. As always, what you need to do with your hives this time of year varies by your management philosophy, apiary goals, current weather, likely weather, and condition of your Read more >

Southern Seasonal Beekeeping Insights

May 30, 2013 | Bee Thinking About

By Dennis Brown, Lone Star Farms, Author of Beekeeping: A Personal Journey and Beekeeping: Questions and Answers Here in Texas and many other parts of the South, beekeepers depend on the tallow tree for their main honey flow this time of year. Unfortunately, the state of Texas Read more >


May 30, 2013 | Michael Bush | Healthy Bees

By Michael Bush Editor’s Note: We ran this article a year ago. It is so helpful we wanted to repeat it. We are coming into the time of year that you’ll be doing inspections and finding queens that are failing, missing, or you’re not sure what the deal is but you think some hives are queenless. The Read more >

Honeybee Colony Losses in the United States, Winter 2012-2013

May 30, 2013 | Healthy Bees

By Camilla Bee, Editor The Bee Informed Partnership annually surveys beekeepers on winter losses, and recently released preliminary information. More information may be found at; information will also be updated as it is developed. Learning about honeybees is a life-long endeavor. We Read more >