August 21, 2019

Honey Bee Removal: A Step-by-Step Guide by Cindy Bee and Bill Owens

Review by Geoff MacLean Last year, I safely removed honey bee colonies  from five homes around Greater Portland,  but sure wish I’d had the opportunity  to read a great book on the subject first! Let’s take a look at what I believe is  the first comprehensive guide to honey  bee colony removals, written by Cindy  Bee and Bill Owens, masters at the  craft of honey bee colony removal:  Honey … [Read more...]

Making Mead by Dr. Roger A. Morse

Review by Frederick B. Wardwell All you need to know to make prize-winning mead is told in Dr. Roger A. Morse’s book Making Mead. in 125 pages, he gives formulas, sanitation procedures, equipment requirements, and other helpful information. i know that this is all you need, because I first made wine 60 years ago, studied college chemistry for six years, and read every word of The Chemistry … [Read more...]

Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping by Dewey M. Caron

About the Author | For any of us Beekeepers who have been practicing the art and science of beekeeping for a while, Dewey Caron’s name is a very familiar one. Dewey has spoken at meetings for most of the beekeeping clubs to which I belong, and has always been able to provide a new tidbit of knowledge every time I hear him speak. That’s the beauty of doing something for as many years as Dewey has … [Read more...]

Beekeeping Book Review: “Honey, the Gourmet Medicine”, By Joe Traynor

As beekeepers, we typically think of our involvement with the wonderful products from the hive ending when that jar of Honey or that wax candle is sold. Maybe we even stretch ourselves to understanding that hand creams, lip balms, Mead, propolis tincture and soaps are valuable and marketable creations from the fundamental products made by our beautiful bees. American society in general has not, … [Read more...]