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  1. Everything Kids
    "Some are tickling me!" Whipped my camera out when I saw this cutie dancing around right in the thick of this swarm. This video clearly demonstrates how safe these little bees are, and how engaging they are for our young (and not so young), ones! Open hive: basic hive, large apex roof on a...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    I am new to beekeeping this year. I bought a nuc in May and things have been going great! A week ago I did an inspection to the hive and found that both the bottom and top deeps are almost entirely full. The new frames that I added about a month ago to the top deep are full of capped honey...
  3. Bee News
    In a Maitland backyard, there's an unusual buzz in the air. It's bees. Thousands and thousands of bees. Dorine Olive and Chuck Fletcher have a whole colony of the insects, and it's time for the honey harvest. Like backyard chickens, backyard beekeeping has become something of a trend. (Orlando...
  4. Pests and Diseases
    I just wanted to post a link to an article on small hive beetles that I wrote in repley to a woman that recently emailed me on one of my blog posts. It might be valuable for those that might be interested in new methods or combination methods of controlling them. I lost several hives in 2010...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    At the convention of the British Columbia Honey Producers Association held in Kelowna we put on 2, - 1 hour introduction to beekeeping seminars that were open to the public so they could come in and learn a little about beekeeping and meet, talk to, and look at the products the trade show...
  6. General Beekeeping
    Winter is coming along and I have one question...what is the best way to winterize the hive? Thanks!
  7. Bee News
    Bee keeper Allen Dovico, who raises bees to collect honey and is growing his colonies, shows off a frame where the bees have started to cap off the honey combs Wednesday afternoon May 29, 2013. He averages about 90 pounds of honey from each hive in about 4-6 weeks...
  8. General Beekeeping
    UPDATE MAY 1: Congrats to Larry Cole, who won this give-away. Thanks to all entrants. Hi everyone. I'm giving away some brand new beekeeping equipment. I made a video showing the items recently. I'm offering this to anyone in Canada or the US. Absolutely free and no pressure...
  9. Trading Post
    I apologize if this is the wrong place to post this message, but I have been given some brand new beekeeping equipment to give away on my personal blog. I have the following items, from Bee Outfitters to promote their new line of ventilated bee suits and jackets: New ventilated beek jacket...
  10. Bee News
    In May 1944, William Mundy was being treated in hospital at Changi Prison during the Japanese occupation of Singapore. It was his second year being held as a prisoner of war and the appalling conditions he had suffered while being transferred across the Far East from one overcrowded camp to...
  11. Building plans, blueprints, and finished projects
    I've designed a Hive Tracker that tracks all aspects of Beekeeping Operations. which can be used by both small and large Beekeeping Operations (you'll need Microsoft Access to run it). I need to test it out and I'm looking for ten Beekeepers to try it out and give me their feedback. LEE ROUX
  12. Introductions
    Hi all, My name is Jack Simpson and I'm a student at the University of the Sunshine Coast studying science and web development. I currently have 6 honey bee hives and a hive of native stingless bees too. I'm doing a fair bit of work in the lab at the moment dissecting bees and have started a...
  13. Beekeeping 101
    Last Saturday was the first day in a long streak of sunny days with unseasonably high temperatures (it got up to 62 dF, I think). I opened my hive and pulled out some frames from the topmost deep for the first time in 2012. Almost all frames in the top deep were fully or partially filled with...
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