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Queen Acceptance

April 24, 2012 | Healthy Bees

By James C. Bach Editor’s Note: A few months ago we received some very interesting feedback from an expert about the group of queen pictures we ran in our March issue. We corresponded a bit and are delighted to share some of his knowledge about the importance of the queen’s acceptance in the Read more >

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 >