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Sir, These Bees Suggest You’re Hiding Explosives

April 24, 2012 | Bee Havior

By Camilla Bee, Editor If you’re a reader of this newsletter, you’re probably already fairly impressed at what honeybees can do. As if their ability to fly—even though aeronautical engineers can’t explain why—isn’t stupendous enough, there’s also that whole “making honey” thing that no one Read more >

Queen Acceptance

April 24, 2012 | Healthy Bees

By James C. Bach Editor’s Note: A few months ago we received some very interesting feedback from an expert about the group of queen pictures we ran in our March issue. We corresponded a bit and are delighted to share some of his knowledge about the importance of the queen’s acceptance in the Read more >

How Do I Prevent Swarms?

April 1, 2012 | FAQs

Great question—and likely, an especially hot topic for this year because the unusually warm weather has encouraged faster build-ups. Unfortunately, the only guaranteed way to prevent swarms is to not have bees. Luckily, there are some things you can do in an attempt to minimize swarms. Next month Read more >

Death by Cuddling

April 1, 2012 | Dronings From A Queen Bee

By Charlotte Hubbard When nieces Sydney and Samantha were ages four and six, one of their friend’s parents died of cancer. My brother-in-law consulted with experts about how to discuss a parent’s illness and death with such young children. He then faced the difficult task of explaining to my nieces Read more >