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Queen Acceptance

April 24, 2012 | Healthy Bees

By James C. Bach Editor’s Note: A few months ago we received some very interesting feedback from an expert about the group of queen pictures we ran in our March issue. We corresponded a bit and are delighted to share some of his knowledge about the importance of the queen’s acceptance in the Read more >

How Do I Prevent Swarms?

April 1, 2012 | FAQs

Great question—and likely, an especially hot topic for this year because the unusually warm weather has encouraged faster build-ups. Unfortunately, the only guaranteed way to prevent swarms is to not have bees. Luckily, there are some things you can do in an attempt to minimize swarms. Next month Read more >

Death by Cuddling

April 1, 2012 | Dronings From A Queen Bee

By Charlotte Hubbard When nieces Sydney and Samantha were ages four and six, one of their friend’s parents died of cancer. My brother-in-law consulted with experts about how to discuss a parent’s illness and death with such young children. He then faced the difficult task of explaining to my nieces Read more >

A Bee Space, Pollen, Wax and Propolis Primer

April 1, 2012 | A Bee Cs

It’s the time of year when there are lots of new beekeepers. For the next several months, we’ll be publishing some bee basics, many of them excerpted from writings by the late Walter T. Kelley, our founder. The following is from the highly recommended publication: HOW TO KEEP BEES AND SELL HONEY by Read more >