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Partially Africanized Bees Found in East Tennessee

April 24, 2012 | Bee Havior

(Courtesy TN.gov Newsroom) VONORE, TN – Tennessee’s first case of partially Africanized bees was confirmed through genetic testing last week in a colony belonging to a beekeeper in Monroe County. The colony has been depopulated and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture is working with beekeepers in Read more >

Care and Installation of Package Bees

March 5, 2012 | Bee Havior

By Stacy Hill, Kelley Employee and Beekeeper If you are an established beekeeper and can use drawn combs on which to install your package you should do so. If you can just give them two or three drawn combs it is a big advantage. This allows the bees to get to work without having to draw combs from the Read more >

What Kind of Bee?

February 1, 2012 | Kim Flottum | Bee Havior

By Kim Flottum If you get one of the beekeeping magazines, and you should get one of the beekeeping magazines, and casually flip through the pages you see all kinds of bees for sale when reading the ads. You’ll see Italians, 3-banded Italians, Buckfast, Carniolans, New World Carniolans, Russians, Read more >

Frame Spacing That’s More Natural

February 1, 2012 | Bee Havior

By Greg Aubel, a Beekeeper in Coatesville, Pennsylvania Why I’m a Beekeeper I was with a group that stopped by an ice cream shop; they had an observation hive that fascinated me. I thought “why do they do that,” and “how do they do that.” Hm. I’ll have to look into this a little. Well that Read more >