Bee Havior

Keeping the Swarm

April 1, 2013 | Bee Havior

Capturing a swarm is more than half the fun; keeping it once you bring it home may be another challenge. A reader shared “I wish I had known more about how to catch and keep swarms. I have caught several swarms but had little success in keeping them from leaving. After asking one of your employees I Read more >

Swarms: What Do You Need to Have Ready?

April 1, 2013 | Bee Havior

We love our readers! Last month we wrote: “Swarm season is coming. What do you have in your ‘swarm kit’ so you can quickly go if you get a call? We’re putting together a list of what you need to capture a swarm, as well as any helpful hints.” We received some robust answers, thanks so Read more >

Installation of Package Bees

April 1, 2013 | Bee Havior

Editor's Note: Yes, we ran this article last month. It is package bee season. 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 Read more >

Smoking Bees

February 28, 2013 | Bee Havior

By Education Specialist Read more >