New York Kelley’s Dealer

July 31, 2013 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

“We’re Here, We Love It, Come On In!”   When Kimberly Carpenter was a little girl, she’d peek around the corner of the barn to watch her grandmother tend bees. Kimberly always wanted to get closer, but Grandma wouldn’t allow it. She would however share in another joy of Read more >

Sting Treatment and Considerations

July 31, 2013 | A Bee Cs

By Camilla Bee, Editor In our last issue, we asked readers to share their experiences with stings. Unfortunately, they are a part of beekeeping, seemingly no matter how careful or well-clothed someone might be. New-bees seem especially prone to stings, so we’re running this article in our A-Bee-Cs section. Read more >

What should I do to prevent yellow jackets from attacking my hives?

July 31, 2013 | FAQs

Q. I have a Kiefer Pear tree that is always loaded and lots of them rot on the ground, attracting yellow jackets. Because of an early warm spell followed by hard freezes, 2012 was one of only two years in fifty that it did not bear. As soon as it froze in the fall and the honeybees clustered, the yellow Read more >

Is there a good reason to leave two queens in a hive?

July 31, 2013 | FAQs

Q. I’ve heard that about 20% of hives have two queens in the summer. Got one of those. I was showing a 10-year-old and his Dad a hive, and pointed out our marked queen. Of course it was the kid who asked “well, what’s that other long bee then?” Is there a good reason to leave two queens in a Read more >