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American Bee Journal

Below you will find a collection of articles written by Dr. Connor for the American Bee Journal.  If you're a regular reader, this is a fantastic resource to find the article you loaned out to a friend.  If you're new to Dr. C's contributions, this is your place to learn something new!


DateArticle Link
2007-01Road Travel Log: Ohio-October 2007
2007-03Road Travel Log: A South Texas Beekeeper
2007-04Road Travel Log: Efforts at Queen Rearing
2007-05Road Travel Log: As Almond Petals Fall
2007-06More Visits with California Beekeepers
2007-07Visits with California Queen Breeders
2007-08Buzzing Along in Early Retirement
2007-09Education Just One Focus at Hunter's Honey Farm in Indiana
2007-10Selling it!
2007-11Selling it! – Part II
2007-12From the North Central Queen Assembly–John Harbo on Developing Mite-tolerant Bee Stocks
2008-01From the North Central Queen Assembly–Lessons from Gary Reuter, Greg Hunt and Joe Latshaw
2008-02Raising and Managing Your Own Queens and Drones
2008-03Raising and Managing Your Own Queens and Drones: A Model Breeding Plan Part 2
2008-04Keeping Bees at 100
2008-05Reaching Out–Two Members of the Collin County (Texas) Hobby Beekeepers Association
2008-06Chasing Bluebonnets: Greg Hunt at Purdue, sorting out the deadnettles, and a long overdue visit to the Walter T. Kelley Company
2008-07Chasing Bluebonnets: Garvan Woodland Gardens (Arkansas) and Paris, Texas
2008-08Queen Rearing in Collin County: My Bluebonnet Encounter
2008-09A Larger View of Beekeeping in North America
2008-10Changing the Bee World One Sunflower and One Observer at a Time
2008-11The Power of One Cup of Clover Seed
2008-12Bee Botany Begins at Home
2009-01The State of Queen Production
2009-02Is Now a Good Time to Start Keeping Honey Bees?
2009-03Obtaining Bees
2009-04Commercial Beekeeping 101
2009-05A Close Look at a Large-Scale Queen and Cell Production Operation: Part I
2009-06A Close Look at a Large-Scale Queen and Cell Production Operation: Part II
2009-07Serve to Survive As a Business
2009-08Traveling, Thinking Inside the Box
2009-09Travel Inside a Fall Colony in a Northern State
2009-10Micro-Beekeeping: Diversity in Sanfrancisco
2009-11A Call to Action for All Bee Clubs: Time for Resistant Bees
2009-12Time for Resistant Bees–A Plan for Clubs
2010-01Time for Resistant Bees—A Plan for the Individual Beekeeper
2010-02Time for Resistant Bees—Developing a Club or Bee Association Plan
2010-03What Bees Should I Have?
2010-04Biology of Cell Production & Cell Starting
2010-05Catching Swarms and Doing Bee Removals
2010-06Stock Improvement in West Virginia
2010-07A Visit with Joe Latshaw
2010-08An Interview with Dr. Medhat Nasr About Beekeeping in Alberta Canada
2010-09Colony Needs During Winter
2010-10Variations on New Queens
2010-11Honey—An Overview
2010-12So You Want to Live Off the Bees?
2011-01The Different Forms of Honey
2011-02Pollen Collection
2011-04Fighting Back: Olivarez Honey Bees, Big Island Queens
2011-05Lunch with Fred Rossman
2011-06Small-Scale Pollination
2011-07National Goal: All Resistant, All the Time
2011-08Small-Scale Queen Rearing: Something that could fit into a small place
2011-09Isolated Buckfast Mating Island in Ontario
2011-10Moving Toward Cold
2011-11At the Western Apicultural Society Conference: Rethinking basic assumptions
2011-12What I Learned this Summer
2012-01The First Year: For the new beekeeper: setting up two and a half hives
2012-02The First Year: The Half-Hive: Setting Up and Managing a Nucleus Hive
2012-03Other Hive Products
2012-04The First Year: The Bees Determine the Beekeeper's Year
2012-06Seasonal Differences
2012-07Preparing for an Apiary Visit; Varroa Mite Sampling with Powdered Sugar
2012-08Summer Splits
2012-09Forty Years
2012-10Beer, Brats, and Bees: When Beekeepers Come to Visit
2012-11What I Learned this Summer...
2012-12Beekeeping for Profit
2013-01Risky Business
2013-02Mating and the Benefits of Polyandry: Why honey bee colonies put their queen at a huge risk with multiple mating behavior
2013-03Lethal Weapon: Bee Venom
2013-04The Queen's Life
2013-06Propolis Rx
2013-07Pollen and Bee Bread
2013-09Varroa Control Past and Future
2013-10Integrated Pest Management of Varroa in North America
2013-11Sustainability in Beekeeping
2013-12Beekeeping by the Numbers
2014-01Methods of Making Increase Colonies
2014-02Methods of Making Increase Colonies
2014-03Methods of Making Increase Colonies
2014-04Large-scale Methods of Making Increase Colonies
2014-05The Ideal Nucleus
2014-06The Latner Method of Making Nuclei and Mating Nuclei
2014-07From the Field–Doolittle Nucs–48hr Queen Cells–An Alternative to Overwintering
2014-08Are You on Board About Drones?
2014-09Where Bee Sex Goes Wrong