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Streaked Honey/Dysentery

May 30, 2013 | Healthy Bees

By Meghan Milbrath, PhD Research Associate, Department of Entomology, Michigan State University There is nothing worse than opening an overwintered hive to find the bees dead and the equipment streaked and spotted with bee feces—dark brown splatter on top of frames, on the front of the hive, and Read more >

Open Air, er, In-A-Langstroth Hive

May 30, 2013 | Bee Havior

By Camilla Bee, Editor Carl from Missouri shared this adventure with us. He found this open air hive, which he’s since named Cedar Bees, in the top of a 30-feet plus tree. Carl’s ladder tops out at 28 feet. Capturing these beautiful bees involved strapping the ladder to the tree, some trout line for Read more >

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 >