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Playing with My Bees

July 31, 2013 | Dronings From A Queen Bee

By Charlotte Hubbard I was on my way to the apiary, minding my own business, when local law enforcement pulled up beside me. “What are you doing?” asked the handsome young deputy, identified as Hagen. Honesty is always the best policy, so I truthfully explained that I was just going to go play with Read more >

Bee Thinking About – For July, 2013

June 28, 2013 | Bee Thinking About

For many beekeepers, July is one of the more rewarding and interesting months in the apiary. The rewards may come via liquid gold if that’s what you’re after, the joy of seeing your splits come fully online, or those pollination checks making your bank balance shine. The “interesting” part is because Read more >

Kelley’s 2013 Field Day, An Overview

June 28, 2013 | Beeyond Beehind The Hives

By Camilla Bee, Editor Over 30% of the managed hives didn’t make it through the winter of 2012-13. That’s one out of every three. Yikes. Is that substantial loss rate the “new normal,” or just a reflection of an awful year? And what do we do about it? Dr. Dewey Caron, keynote speaker at Read more >

When Do You Need to Find the Queen?

June 28, 2013 | A Bee Cs

Of the (hopefully by now) tens of thousands of honeybees in your hive, only one of them is super important. Fittingly, it’s the one called “the queen.” We all understand how important she is, but is it important to see her every time you inspect the hive?   As you may have noticed by now, Read more >