APR 2016

Best Hive Tool?

Best Hive Tool?

by Jim Thompson I hear that question a lot and I didn’t give it much thought until I started building a display of hive…

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Vive La Honey Bee!

by M.E.A. McNeil A boy drew close to a pollen-flecked bee on a flower, watching intently. He is still watching bees, decades later as…

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New Products

New Products

Easy to use and convenient to carry, Stops the Sting™ is an innovative skin soothing ointment designed to stop pain, itching, and swelling from…

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Ask Phil

Ask Phil

Got A Question? He Knows! by Phil Craft A beekeeper in Kentucky writes: I am going to get started as a beekeeper this spring….

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Swarms

Swarms

What are they and what can beekeepers do about them? by Jennifer Berry Ahhh. Spring is finally here. No longer are we dealing with…

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Wax Rendering

Wax Rendering

A Little Look Into An Aspect Of The U.S. Industry That Doesn’t Get Much Attention by Ross Conrad Beeswax: This unique hive product is…

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Downtown

Downtown

What About The Zika Virus And Plans For Mosquito Spraying by Toni Burnham I have to credit one of our most impressive new(-ish)bees, Ted…

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Bees and Cannabis

by Sharon Schmidt Very little research appears in the literature about how honey bees interact with cannabis plants containing levels of THC appropriate for…

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Bigger Picture

Bigger Picture

by Jessica Louque During the 2011 EAS conference, I attended a workshop called “Making Pysanky Eggs” with Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban. I’ve always been interested in…

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Beeyard Thoughts

Beeyard Thoughts

by James E. Tew The Inevitable sting Last season, I went to my bee yard to set up an observation hive. This one was…

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Propolis

Propolis

by Stephanie Bruneau What is propolis? Most beekeepers are all too familiar with the sticky, resinous ‘bee glue,’ propolis, lining the inside of every…

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Professional IR Cameras

Professional IR Cameras

by Jerry Bromenshenk Professional Grade Infrared Cameras – ~$700 (C2), ~$1,000 – $4,400, Mid-Level, Ex Series (E4-E8) You may ask, why rent or buy…

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