Care and Installation of Package Bees

March 5, 2012 | Bee Havior

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 advantage. This allows the bees to get to work without having to draw combs from the Read more >

Narrower Frames, an Update

March 5, 2012 | Healthy Bees

By Camilla Bee, Editor Last month we featured an article on narrower frames, reviewing their advantages and the philosophy behind them. We asked for feedback, as we’re considering producing them commercially. We hope to have an answer as to whether we can do them or not, and if so, how soon they’d Read more >

Doing it Write This Season

March 5, 2012 | Healthy Bees

By Camilla Bee, Editor We have the greatest of intentions. We tuck a small notebook in the pocket of our beesuit and head to the apiary, ready to jot down what we find as we check the hives. Or, we hang a clipboard on the hook where we hang our veil. Surely that will remind us to write down what we find Read more >

Springtime Inspections

March 5, 2012 | Healthy Bees

By Education Specialist Read more >