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February 20, 2014

Spring is Here!

Spring is almost here and it is time to get into gear. The bees will start swarming soon and you need to be ready to either split your hives or to catch the swarms. I would like to be prepared to do both. Some of the colonies will be in the swarming mode. Even if […]

February 5, 2014

Burr—It’s Cold

Put your feet up in front of the fireplace and get a good book to read and relax. Also, I would think this is a good time to think what you need to be doing to get ready for the upcoming Spring Flow. Some things come to mind is do you have the amount of […]

December 21, 2013

Tis the Season to be…..

What a wonderful time of the year. Most everyone you meet on the street, in restaurants, malls, stores in general, are mild mannered. However, sometimes you will meet or hear about someone who doesn’t meet those expectations. I saw an email, which I deleted before I really got the location information, that said someone took […]

September 20, 2013

More Melting of Wax

The last post started the process of melting wax. I told you some of the ways to accomplish this. Now I will proceed to tell you some of the other ways to melt wax and clean it for other uses. There is an electric wax melter with a water jacket that you heat up and […]

August 20, 2013

Melting Bees Wax

When working or, for that matter, storing bees wax, you must remember that wax is very flammable. It has a very low melting point 62 to 64 °C (144 to 147 °F). The flash point is 204.4 °C (399.9 °F). Keep the wax away from heaters, flames, or electrical wiring and sockets. When melting wax to clean […]

June 20, 2013

When is a Beekeeper not a Beekeeper?

I have had some medical problems lately and with the help of Drs., Surgeons, and Hospital rooms, I am on the way to recovery. However, I have not been physically able to manhandle the boxes so, I have to depend on other beekeepers. I finally had one to be able to break off of his […]

June 7, 2013

Master Beekeepers College

This is from our Girl Friday, without whom the college would not operate as efficiently as it does: Greetings Beekeepers and friends! Have you heard about South Florida Bee College? Our popular beekeeping extension event is expanding! We are hosting this 2-day educational event, filled with food, fun, and plenty of hands-on learning experiences at […]

June 7, 2013

Wanted: Information

I have been thinking about what honey bee related subjects to write about and I have come upon a blank wall. I need some help. If any of you beekeepers or non-beekeepers have any questions that have not been answered, or have not been clear in the answers, then this is a good time to […]

May 26, 2013

Road Map for Keeping Bees

Once again, I was asked, “What is the right way, or, the best way to keep bees?” The answer is simple, but they wanted to know the complicated answer. So here goes… The right way to keep bees is the best way you know how to. The best way to keep bees is the way […]

May 18, 2013

Honeycombs and Answers

Robert Krulwich did such a great job with this article, I decided to let you have it as is. I cannot improve on the information. – Peaches What Is It About Bees And Hexagons? by ROBERT KRULWICH May 14, 2013 9:50 AM Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the […]