Battling the Small Hive Beetle

June 28, 2013 | Healthy Bees

By Camilla Bee, Editor The small hive beetle (SHB) is one of the most dreaded pests that prey on honeybees. Chances are, you’ve already seen one or two per hive this year, or perhaps, one or two hundred, or more. What can you do?   Unfortunately, SHB are a hot topic this time of year, every Read more >

Tips for Extracting Honey

June 28, 2013 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Tamara Rahm Successful honey extraction starts long before the honey house and the extractor. Just as a house should not be built on a weak foundation, neither should your honey supers. Long term success starts with your foundation being properly installed, and by this I mean that it is straight in Read more >

Managing in a Drought

June 28, 2013 | Healthy Bees

By Ol’ Drone Notwithstanding the torrential rainstorm and serious flooding going on in various parts of the country, there is a far more serious, long-term problem concerning extensive drought conditions in many of our Midwestern states. Beekeepers have been facing the challenge of serious drought in Read more >

Beneficial Clover is Blooming

June 28, 2013 | Healthy Bees

By Ol’ Drone Well, the dandelions have finished their heavy bloom and now there is another “weed” that the pure grass zealots are trying to eliminate from their ”pristine grass only” lawns. The beekeeper looks at these two early spring flowers in a different way. Dandelions provided the first Read more >