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Randall's Archive

Randall Austin

2018

Apr What's the Deal with Oxalic Acid: Part 2

Mar Life of A Bee Researcher

Feb Let's Get Started

Jan What's in YOUR Smoker

2017

Dec Winter Inspections

Nov Spotlight On Bee Downtown's Justin Maness

Oct Can Stings Be A Good Thing

Sep Local Beekeeper Associations: A Whole Lot of Ba

Aug Teaching Kids About Honey Bees

Jul Just The Facts Part Two

Jun Where's Waldo?  A Dozen Tips for Finding the Qu

May Let's Make A Bee Vac

Apr Package Basics

Mar Building On A Firm Foundation

Feb Races of Honey Bees

Jan Just The Facts Ma'am!

2016

Dec Packages vs Nucs: Want To Fight About It?

Nov Giving Thanks For Honey!

Oct What's That Smell?

Sep Bottling Honey for Sale

Aug Seasonal Management

Jul Save Your Bees, Starting With Yours

Jun Spinning Gold

May Making Splits Without Bananas

Apr Don't Forget The Hive Stand!

Mar I Don't See Any Mites

Feb Standard Equipment How Standard Is It?

Jan Get Thee To A Bee School

2015

Nov Bee Math

Oct Wisdom Wins Out Regarding AFB Treatments

Sep Pity The Poor Wax Moth?

Aug What's The Deal With Oxcalic Acid?

Jul The Flip Side of Making Splits

Jun Know Thy Enemy

May Love A Beetle!

Apr Make Your Own Solar Wax Melter

Mar Reducing Stings

Feb Those Aren't My Bees

Jan Yum Yum, Eat 'Em Up!

2014

Dec Free Bees?

Nov Got Water?

Oct A Few More Wintering Tips

Sep Controlling Winter Losses

Aug How Might We Smite Mites?

Jul Are You Ready For A Challenge?

Jun Is Tigger Crazy?

May The Rush Is On!

Apr Bailey's In Africa

Apr I Need To Buy A Queen... Or Do I?

Mar Have Bees, Will Travel

Feb Beware The Ides of March

Jan It's Quiet Out There... To Quiet

2013

Dec Honey With A Twist

Oct The Right Bees For You

Sep Blood-Sucking Baby-Killers Are After Your Bees

Jul You Can Do It!

Jun Goodbye Spring, Hello Summer

Educational Links

Beekeeper holding a frame

Bee Friendly Plant List for Triangle Area of NC

Beekeeping Notes
Extension articles by the NC State Apiculture Program.

Apiary Inspectors
By clicking on a colored section of the linked map, you can obtain a large map of an Apiary Inspector’s assigned work area. The display will also include the Inspector’s name, city/town of residence, telephone number and e-mail address.

Apiary Program of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
The mission of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Apiary Program is to promote and protect the state’s beekeeping industry.

North Carolina Beekeepers Association (NCSBA)
The NCSBA is a volunteer led organization comprised of more than four thousand active members, almost all of which are hobbyist beekeepers that are also members of a network of local beekeeping associations.

NC State University Apiculture Program
The research focus of the NCSU Apiculture program is to further our understanding of honey bee biology and to better our ability of bee management.

National Honey Board (NHB)
The National Honey Board (NHB) is an industry-funded agriculture promotion group that works to educate consumers about the benefits and uses for honey and honey products through research, marketing and promotional programs.

Honey Bee Health Coalition
Formed to bring together beekeepers, researchers, government agencies, agribusinesses, growers, conservation groups, manufacturers and consumer brands, and other key partners to improve the health of honey bees in general and specifically around production agriculture.