Questions and Answers from Your E-Mails

We have had several hundred e-mail notes from visitors to these pages since we began to publish in October of '95... Most letters are requests for help and info. And since we is just me and the big stuffed bee, you know who gets to do all the writing! As a result, 'we' have created this set of pages which are sort of the best of the e-mail. These pages will give the answers we give to the folks who want to know more. Hopefully, you'll find answers to questions you may have wanted to ask.
By the way, I can't answer questions about your allergic reaction to bees (I am not a medical doctor), I shouldn't answer questions about the bees that have moved into your house (I am not much of a carpenter), and I won't answer questions about your love life (But I don't mind hearing all your lurid details)... However, I do answer selected questions and some desperate pleas for help.
If you don't see the information you need about honey bees or related topics, certainly drop a note and you may receive an answer within a couple of weeks.

Questions and Answers about Honey Bee Trivia
Questions and Answers about Honey Bee Mites
Questions and Answers about Problems with Bad Bees
Questions and Answers about Handling and Extracting Honey
Questions and Answers about Starting a Honey Farm
Who's Buzzin' - Famous Beekeepers!
How Long Do Bees Live - Do we buy new bees every month?
What really Counts - Numbers!
Learn to Talk Just Like a Beekeeper - Buzz!
Famous Things Beekeepers and Bee Lovers Say...

Why We may not Answer your E-Mail Question

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About this website...

The Bad Beekeeping: The Beekeeper's Home Pages website is mostly written by Ron Miksha, who lives in a bee hive in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (OK, he doesn't really live in a bee hive - but he once had a lot of beehive furniture in his house - we know, we've seen it ourselves.) Ron's honey bee blog is updated at erratic intervals, with sticky new entries typically pasted in fortnightly.

People have asked - yes, Ron does his own html coding, using a primitive text editor. And yes, photos and art are his own - unless otherwise attributed - or from public domain sources
(eg.. wiki-public commons, Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily express anyone's opinions - not even the author's. Please follow this link, if you need more details.

This site covers almost everything about the beehive, bees, and honey. Ron has worked with bees in Pennsylvania, Florida, Wisconsin, Saskatchewan, and Alberta and peeked into hives on three continents. Read our site for honey bee tips and opinions on everything from colony collapse disorder and Africanized honey bees, to queen bees and bee pollen, to building a hive and hiving a swarm... it's all here, so join the colony - explore and enjoy!

Ron has written dozens of bee journal articles and has also penned the book on Bad Beekeeping, which is called "Bad Beekeeping," for obvious reasons. If you are wondering why this blog is sometimes weird and hard to understand, it may be because Ron is also a geophysicist - but has also been a beekeeper for a few dozen years. Ron's family operates Summit Gardens Honey Farms, a western Canada honey bee farm specializing in comb honey. So, this blog might be considered "A Physicist's Guide to Comb Honey Beekeeping Gone Bad".

All comments and opinions are offered without any qualifications, guarantees, or recommendations that any procedures or suggestions offered here will be successful, useful, legal, or safe in your area or with your bee system. This site is largely editorial and sometimes recklessly presented. If you strongly disagree with things you find here, send Ron a note - or keep reading as you are likely to find he also advocates an opposite point of view elsewhere on the website.

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