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Bearding

June 29, 2012 | Walter T Kelley Co. | Bee Havior

In the heat of the summer, with peak populations, this amazing conglomeration called “bearding” may be a common site on your stronger hives, especially in late afternoon / early evening. If it is warm and humid enough, they may also stay out all night. In less strong hives, there may be Read more >

Never Pair Hives Facing Each Other

June 29, 2012 | Bee Havior

By Willard Silvey Just a friendly letter. I have quit bees as I am 87 and have given your catalogue to a nephew of mine and my few hives of bees. I do not know if he will develop. Here is something of interest. When I was 14, some “idiot” published in a bee journal that it was a good practice to pair Read more >

It’s Swarm Season!

May 29, 2012 | Bee Havior

Tis the season for swarming, and it is going on, even in apiaries where folks have worked hard to try and prevent it. We appreciate your pictures and capture stories. We had an email from Bill, who said he’d like to send pictures and information, but he’s capturing 3-4 a day and is too busy to do Read more >

Partially Africanized Bees Found in East Tennessee

April 24, 2012 | Bee Havior

(Courtesy TN.gov Newsroom) VONORE, TN – Tennessee’s first case of partially Africanized bees was confirmed through genetic testing last week in a colony belonging to a beekeeper in Monroe County. The colony has been depopulated and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture is working with beekeepers in Read more >