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The Three Kinds of Bees in a Hive -- From How to Keep Bees & Sell Honey by Walter T. Kelley

March 5, 2012 | A Bee Cs

It’s the time of year when there are lots of new beekeepers. For the next several months, we’ll be publishing some bee basics, many of them excerpted from writings by the late Walter T. Kelley, our founder. Worker Bees Nearly all of the bees in a normal hive are worker bees. They are the bees at the Read more >

Comb Honey, Continued!

March 5, 2012 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Camilla Bee, Editor Our February issue contained articles from two comb honey producers. The articles generated some feedback, so we’re sharing that, along with some other comb honey insights. Major comb honey production: Earlier this year, we spoke with Dennis Wright, who owns Fruitwood Orchard Read more >

So Well Remembered

March 5, 2012 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Mary K Franklin, Kelley Employee Editor’s Note: A key part of what makes The Walter T. Kelley Company special is our dedication to our founder’s values and philosophy of life. In the months ahead we’ll provide more insights into the remarkable man our founder was. We’re delighted to share this Read more >

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 >