Starting An Observation Hive of Honey Bees

ENTFACT-016: Starting An Observation Hive of Honey Bees  |  Download PDF

by Ric Bessin, Extension Entomologist
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Certainly the best method to learn about honey bees is through the use of a glass observation hive. It is equipped with glass on both sides so that the queen and all activities of the bees may be observed at all times. 

Controlling Nuisance Honey Bees

ENTFACT-606: Controlling Nuisance Honey Bees  |  Download PDF

by Ric Bessin, Extension Specialist
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture 

While we benefit from honey bees by their pollination and honey they collect, they can be serious pests at times. Bees that establish a hive in a home can be a problem because of increased hazard of humans being stung. Trash bins and recycling centers may also encourage robbing honey bees.