Chicago: A Great Place to Bee

February 1, 2012 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to be in Chicago, Illinois in the summer, you probably enjoyed the scenery of sailboats and skyscrapers and beautifully blue Lake Michigan. Hopefully, you also enjoyed all the dynamic, vibrant flowers Chicago uses to decorate the streets and parks. Everything freezes in Read more >

What Kind of Bee?

February 1, 2012 | Kim Flottum | Bee Havior

By Kim Flottum If you get one of the beekeeping magazines, and you should get one of the beekeeping magazines, and casually flip through the pages you see all kinds of bees for sale when reading the ads. You’ll see Italians, 3-banded Italians, Buckfast, Carniolans, New World Carniolans, Russians, Read more >

Frame Spacing That’s More Natural

February 1, 2012 | Bee Havior

By Greg Aubel, a Beekeeper in Coatesville, Pennsylvania Why I’m a Beekeeper I was with a group that stopped by an ice cream shop; they had an observation hive that fascinated me. I thought “why do they do that,” and “how do they do that.” Hm. I’ll have to look into this a little. Well that Read more >


February 1, 2012 | Healthy Bees

By Charlotte Hubbard, Michigan Beekeeper Following a major winter storm, I ventured out to my hives to “shovel their walks” and see if anything was amiss. Unfortunately, I saw this. I emailed the helpful beekeepers at Kelley’s, who said it definitely looks like Nosema, and suggested I have some Read more >