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Carl Jackson has been a beekeeper for eight years in Southeast Kentucky. He produces honey from 40 hives without using chemicals. He designed a rotatable bee hive for physical challenged individuals which will be marketing under Royalty Hives.
With the temperature rising above 50 degrees for a few days, it’s time to do a curiosity evaluation. With a smoker in hand and winter patties in the toolbox, I set out to do a quick inspection while the sun is shining and winds are calm. I notice bee activity at the entrance. A beekeeper waits […]Read more »
I just attended a bee conference in Nashville, Tenn. for advanced Bee Keepers. I had questioned whether or not to go but I figured, “It’s mid-January … not much going on … why not?” I attended 6-8 schools last year promoting a rotatable beehive that I have been working on that is designed to take […]Read more »
The first picture is a beehive setting on the deck with more than 100 bees lay dead. This makes one wonder what is going on inside the beehive. It’s late November and just had a record setting cold spell a week earlier. Waiting for the chance to open up and see what is on the […]Read more »
Do I care about the environment? Beekeeping can be one of the most environmental friendliest thing you can do. Not only do bees pollinate our food but they pollinate tree and flowers which feed wildlife. Do I like to socialize with others? They are numerous bee clubs in every state that lets bee keepers share […]Read more »
It’s mid December and I find myself going in circles. Checking dates that become available for surrounding bee schools and also watching weather reports so I can check my bee hives that I have out. I feel that most of my hives are in good shape but needing warmer temperatures of at least 50 degrees in order to do […]Read more »