Bee Havior

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

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Drone Congregation Areas

January 31, 2013 | Bee Havior

By Tom Webster, PhD Editor’s Note: Dr. Tom Webster spoke about the fascinating concept of Drone Congregation Areas (DCAs) at Kelley’s Field Day, on June 2, of 2012. He gave us permission to share the hand-out he provided, covering both fundamentals and amazing insights into this Read more >