The Beekeeper’s Companion Since 1861

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May 2016

- May 1, 2016 -

U.S. Honey Production Down 12 Percent in 2015
National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA……………………………………………..513

Big and Small Things to Learn from an Observation Hive, or Something to Build This Season
Tina Sebestyen…………………………………………………………………………………533

Fungal Alliances Against Varroa and the Viruses They Vector
M.E.A. McNeil…………………………………………………………………………………541

How to Become a Beekeeper (The Not-so-Straightforward Way): Part II—Conclusion
William Blomstedt…………………………………………………………………………….553

A Visit with Tucson Bee Lab Leader Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman
Jerry Hayes…………………………………………………………………………………….559

Louisiana’s Amy Weeks Continues to Hone Her Beekeeping Skills
Cecil Hicks……………………………………………………………………………………..565

How to Protect Bees from Pesticides
Michele Colopy…………………………………………………………………………………573

Selling to Multiple Stores
Howard Scott…………………………………………………………………………………..581

Business Is Sweet at the Bee Charmer in Asheville, N.C.
Paris Wolfe…………………………………………………………………………………….585

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