Category Archives: Peter Sieling

Pete Sieling is a life-long beekeeping and woodworker, hailing from Upstate NY. He is a regular contributor to Bee Culture, and has written several books, from beehive plans to “Life on a Farm,” “Folk Music,” and “Folk Medicine.”

Removing Honey Bee Colonies from Buildings

by Pete One way to acquire bees is by removing them from a building. You should have experience handling bees before tackling this sort of job. You should charge for the removal to cover your time, health with the bees being … Continue reading

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Bait Hive Workshop by Peter Sieling

Bait Hives constitute an important component of your beekeeping equipment. Use them to catch bees to replace dead colonies, hospital increase your colonies, and minimize your own swarm losses. Workshop topics will include what bees look for when selecting a … Continue reading

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Audio of lecture by Dr. Thomas D. Seeley, Honeybee biologist at Cornell University

Dr. Seeley located the wild honey bee colonies living in Cornell University’s Arnot Forest in 1978, salve before the introduction of varroa mites, cialis and again in 2002, help well after the mites were established in North America. Contrary to expectation, … Continue reading

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Audio of talk by Randy Oliver, of ScientificBeekeeping.com

by Peter Sieling, President Steuben County Beekeeper’s Association We in Upstate NY are fortunate to have regional honey bee associations that bring in high quality lecturers from as far away as California. If you braved the February 19th blizzard and … Continue reading

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Peter Sieling speaks at Finger Lakes Beekeeping Club

Ithaca, NY—On Sunday, January 16th, Author and president of the Steuben County Honeybee Association, Peter Sieling, delivered a talk to the Finger Lakes Beekeeping Club on Woodworking for Beekeepers. His topics included how and where to buy lumber, seasoning your … Continue reading

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Garreson Publishing Newsletter, November 2010

This month’s newsletter contains some questions we’ve received from beginning beekeepers about fall hive care, and the exciting addition of a new set of woodworking plans.

Questions frequently pop up on my computer screen from across the English speaking world. People rarely have just one question and here are some that arrived recently. The first set concerns hive design. The second set concerns fall management. If you have different opinions, please feel free to comment.
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My Experience with Natural Beekeeping

Ten years ago, Dan, a local beekeeper in his eighties, told me he never had used Apistan or any other miticide in his 40+ colonies. Instead he gave them each a grease patty with a little wintergreen oil mixed in. … Continue reading

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A Brief History of the Top Bar Hive

By Peter Sieling In 1682, check Sir George Wheler published A Journey into Greece. In it, pharmacy he described seeing a Greek hive—an inverted skep with wooden bars across the top to which bees attached their comb1. The sloping sides … Continue reading

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