Healing Honey

May 29, 2012 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Lady Spirit Moon Honey is hygroscopic, meaning it draws. This drawing power is why it is excellent for open wounds. My grandson had a deep scratch on his ankle where he had poison ivy, with white bumps on the edge of the wound. The white bumps meant infection was ready to set in. I put raw honey on Read more >

Center For Honeybee Research

April 26, 2012 | Bee Cause

By Lady Spirit Moon Receiving their 501c3 in 2011, the Center for Honeybee Research is about finding and promoting answers to create a world safe for bees. A place where you are part of a solution—having an interest, awareness, and a willingness—to help not only bees but beeings like ourselves inherit Read more >

Protective Clothing

April 26, 2012 | Dronings From A Queen Bee

By Charlotte Hubbard The first time I worked bees, it was because my very ill husband Tom had, unbee-knownst to us, ordered two more packages of stinging critters. When the buzzing insects arrived, they weren’t willing to wait in wire shoeboxes until Tom recovered. So, armed with Tom’s protective suit Read more >

How do I get the bees to accept a new honey super?

April 26, 2012 | FAQs

Q: I am an 18 year old beekeeper. How do I get the bees to accept a new honey super? I set it up about mid-March. The supers have new wax foundations. The bees are not working up there. The single brood chambers are full of bees. Any help you can give me will be appreciated. A: Kentucky State Apiarist Read more >