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That’s Not Burr Comb, it’s Art: A Man and Bee Collaboration

January 1, 2012 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Tom Springer, Beekeeper and Writer With typical human hubris, beekeepers often refer to their work as the “art of beekeeping.” As if it were beekeepers that had wax glands under their armpits, and the ability to fashion a flawless hexagon cell while hanging upside down in a darkened hive. Not so Read more >

Kick Starting a Club into Action, Part 2

January 1, 2012 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Dana Stahlman, President, Ohio State Beekeepers Association Editor’s Note: Last month we featured the first part of an article by Dana Stahlman on his observations and insights into what can make a successful bee club. The Central Ohio Beekeeper’s Association (COBA) is a thriving organization, and Read more >

The Honey Bee Tree: A Bee Home for 20 Years

January 1, 2012 | Bee Havior

By Kent Fenley, Beekeeper, Indiana Twenty years ago at the least, I discovered a honeybee tree on the west end of a wooded lot while riding on a wagon bailing hay. It was my job along with my brother’s to stack the bales of hay on a wagon as our father slowly bailed hay. Standing on the slow-moving Read more >

What’s the Best Bee for Me?

January 1, 2012 | Kim Flottum | Bee Havior

By Kim Flottum Before we can answer that question for you, you have to answer some simple questions for yourself. First, where do you live? Second, what kind of beekeeper are you? And finally, what do you do with your bees? Let’s start with where do you live, because the absolute fact of life is that Read more >