Beeyond Beehind The Hives

Practical Insights on Wax Rendering & Selling

December 26, 2012 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

While researchers around the world are studying whether you should keep cell phones away from bees,  Bob Hollis shared a real Read more >

Beekeeping in Western Montana

December 26, 2012 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Jim Hamilton Editor’s Note: Jim wrote the immensely popular story on his secret life as a bee for our December issue. As readers have told us they enjoy hearing about beekeeping in areas different from their own, we asked him to tell us about beekeeping challenges in an area different than most of us Read more >

Wonder What’s Really in Your Hive? Analysis via the USDA National Science Laboratory

October 25, 2012 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Lady Spirit Moon I signed in and received my visitor’s pass, thinking “This is going to be another boring government tour with everyone talking over my head.” I was in for a pleasant surprise. Roger Simonds, Laboratory Manager, and I went into his office and talked about what, why and how the Read more >

Ancient Use of Beeswax

September 28, 2012 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Ol’ Drone Beeswax is only one of the several beneficial products of the honeybee hive, and is used in hundreds of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Its unique composition is a blend of esters of wax and fatty acids and long chain hydrocarbons. The nectar sugars, glucose and fructose, are actually Read more >