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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 >

A Bee Space, Pollen, Wax and Propolis Primer

April 1, 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. The following is from the highly recommended publication: HOW TO KEEP BEES AND SELL HONEY by Read more >

Kelley’s Hive Raffle Funds Future Beekeepers

April 1, 2012 | Bee Cause

By Bobbi Heider Tri-County Beekeepers Association (TCBA) was founded over 35 years ago to support beekeeping in Ashland, Holmes, and Wayne counties of Ohio. Today, TCBA has over 200 members throughout Ohio and neighboring states. Aside from their monthly meetings, they show off bees and beekeeping at Read more >