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The Basic Anatomy of the Honeybee

The Basic Anatomy of the Honeybee

Despite their small size, honeybees are complex creatures with many fascinating characteristics, from long tongues that suck up nectar to stiff hairs that collect pollen. Their bodies are designed specifically for the role they play in nature. Learn all about the

4 Safety Tips for Moving Beehives

4 Safety Tips for Moving Beehives

There are many reasons why beekeepers move their hives. If you’re moving to a new home, doing some landscaping work, or you simply wish your bees were in a better location, it’s important to know how to successfully relocate your

What is the Social Structure of Honey Bees?

What is the Social Structure of Honey Bees?

Unlike most insects, honey bees are social creatures. They live in well-maintained and organized colonies, relying on the hard work of themselves and their brethren to keep the hive safe and healthy. The complexity of the hive—from the communication to

What Beekeeping Protective Clothing Do You Need?

What Beekeeping Protective Clothing Do You Need?

The beekeeping community is full of vibrant, diverse people, and everyone has a different method of handling their bees. When it comes to what beekeeping protective clothing you need, you’re likely going to get many different answers. Some beekeepers cover themselves

Understanding How Honey Bees Communicate

Understanding How Honey Bees Communicate

All animals have unique ways of communicating with each other. Some use body language and eye contact, while others have vocal patterns. Honey bees have two primary methods of talking to one another: movement and odor. Bees use these behaviors

Signs Your Colony is Queen-Less

Signs Your Colony is Queen-Less

Everyone’s heard of the queen bee and how important she is. A queen is responsible for laying eggs and maintaining her colony’s population levels. Due to her level of importance, losing a queen is one of the most common ways

A Guide to Choosing the Location of Your Beehive

A Guide to Choosing the Location of Your Beehive

Bees are surprisingly versatile and can make their home in a wide variety of environments. This means that, no matter where you live, it’s possible to find the perfect place for your bees to thrive. When you receive your beehive starter

How Do Honey Bees Survive the Winter?

How Do Honey Bees Survive the Winter?

Bees are fascinating little creatures. We’re aware of their presence as they fly around during spring and summer, but what happens to them when fall and winter come along? They’re not buzzing around, and they’re not hibernating, so how do honey

8 Different Ways to Protect Honey Bees

8 Different Ways to Protect Honey Bees

Everyone has heard about saving the bees, but why is it so important? Honey bees are vital to any environment and as such is a key part of the community. Bees are productive little workers, benefitting their own colonies as

Clarkson Honeyfest

The annual Clarkson Honeyfest was named for the Walter T. Kelley Company, which is now known as Kelley Beekeeping Company. For the last 23 years, the entire city has celebrated by decorating homes and businesses, lawns and storefronts. Light poles