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 >

Narrower Frames: A Decision!

April 1, 2012 | Healthy Bees

One of our customers led a concerted effort to gauge your interest in being able to purchase narrower frames. (See our February and March 2012 issues.) We’ve received a growing amount of favorable feedback, and have decided to do it. Due to increased production demands on “standard” sizes Read more >

Project in Senegal, Africa

April 1, 2012 | A Bee Cs

By Lady Spirit Moon As a Certified Beekeeper and owner of BEe Healing Apiary, I came upon Jean Cheikh Ndiaye and his friend, Ousmane Faye, through TECA, an Apimondia beekeeping forum. The original purpose of the relationship was to exchange beekeeping ideas, apitherapy knowledge, and anything and Read more >