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Bee Thinking About—For August, 2013

July 31, 2013 | Bee Thinking About

About a year ago we started this feature to remind you of things to consider for your apiary this time of year. You’d think (and we had hoped) that we could just run last August’s article again, but golly, there’s so much to learn and think about, so it wasn’t that easy. Plus, you wonderful Read more >

Beekeeping in the South

July 31, 2013 | Bee Thinking About

By Dennis Brown Editor’s Note: Dennis, of Lone Star Farms, is author of two books on our favorite insect. You may obtain both Beekeeping: A Personal Journey and Beekeeping: Questions and Answers from the Walter T. Kelley Company. Beekeeping is hard work and working bees in August is insane in the Read more >

Reading Brood Frames?

July 31, 2013 | Healthy Bees

By Dr. Dewey M. Caron Editor’s Note: The updated edition of Dr. Caron’s book, Honey Bee Biology & Beekeeping, is now carried by Kelley’s. This edition is in full color and has all the newest information in it. It is unique in that it extensively covers both the biology and the beekeeping for those Read more >

Honeybee Pheromones

July 31, 2013 | Bee Havior

By Ol’ Drone Honeybees communicate by issuing strong smelling chemical compounds called pheromones. These fragrances direct specific behaviors and their uses are important in the normal function of a healthy honeybee colony. There are dozens of types of pheromones which are produced by queens, workers, Read more >