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Bee Trivia

Bee Trivia

Here are 10 facts about honey bees you might not know. 1. Honey bees can fly at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour. That might seem fast, but in the bug world, it's actually rather slow. Honey bees are built for short trips from flower to flower, not for long distance...

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Keeping Backyard Bees with Rotatable Beehive

Keeping Backyard Bees with Rotatable Beehive

Carl has been busy writing articles and traveling to shows around the Eastern US. Here is a great article he wrote for the website Keeping Backyard Bees.  It begins like this... Several years ago, after being blessed with grandchildren in my later years and wanting...

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First Inspection of Rotatable Hive

First Inspection of Rotatable Hive

Fit for a Queen See Carl inspect a rotatable bee hive in May. Hive was installed in March with about one pound of bees. Good brood pattern and small larvae. Queen bee if viable and very active. Started out slow buy expected to be a very successful...

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“I think that you have an excellent idea, and that it would be useful to many beekeepers and potential beekeepers who cannot lift heavy boxes…The beekeepers who decide to use this sort of hive will be able to supplement their income from honey sales.” Thomas Webster

Kentucky State University

“The design has the opportunity to assist bee keepers that have physical issues.” Greg Whitis

McCreary County Extension Service

“I think it fills a very important niche—namely, beekeepers who are limited in their abilities to manage traditional, heavy, cumbersome hives due to strength or disability issues”. Phil Meeks

Whitley County Extension Agent , Agriculture & Natural Resources