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When would be the latest to remove the old queen?

June 28, 2013 | FAQs

Q. I live in Broken Arrow, OK. When would be latest to remove the current queen to allow bees to create a new queen and expect proper mating? —K. Sinclair A. We caught up with Kentucky senior beekeeper Joe Taylor to answer this one, who summarized with “as long as there are still plenty of drones of Read more >

Honeybees, Opportunities, and Hive Monitoring Systems

June 28, 2013 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Anne Marie Fauvel, fauvela@gvsu.edu Affiliate Professor at Grand Valley State University, Michigan I became interested in honeybees a few years back. In fact, people around me say I have become obsessed with them. It began as a hobby but these fascinating insects quickly took over my life, as I am Read more >

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, www.lonestarfarms.net 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 >