ABJ Cover archive
November 2013 Cover
This honey bee on a closed purple petunia symbolizes the end of the season for many beekeepers since most flowers in the northern half of the country have succumbed to the first frosts of winter. This excellent closeup photo was taken by Meghan Quintanilla from Eureka, CA
October 2013 Cover
Famous honey bee photographer Kathy Keatley Garvey from the University of California at Davis Dept. of Entomology took this wonderful bee beard photo of visiting bee scientist Jakub Gabka of Poland who was at the Harry H. Laidlaw, Jr., Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis during the summer of 2012. Susan Cobey helped prepare the bee beard.
September 2013 Cover
Another beautiful painting by Marie App of Ogdenburg, Wis. Marie calls this one “Honey Bee Haven”. To purchase this print or others in Marie’s collection, contact her at email@example.com 12” x 22” print is $45 (includes continental U.S. shipping and tax).
August 2013 Cover
Two honey bees on yellow/mauve bearded iris. This beautiful photo was submitted by Roger Ledbetter who lives in Washington state.
July 2013 Cover
Patriotic beehives in honor of July 4th. Photo by Dave Schiefelbein, Seattle, WA.
June 2013 Cover
This month’s cover combines history and nostalgia with beekeepers. Artist Marie App of Ogdenburg, Wis., calls it “Hives and Smokers, Trims and Shaves”. For more information see Letters to the Editor, page 573.
May 2013 Cover
Corky Luster's rooftop apiary on top of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle, WA. Read Dave Schiefelbein's article in this month's Journal entitled "Urban Seattle Beekeeper Develops a Successful Business Niche."
April 2013 Cover
Melinda Nishimori was kind enough to send us this wonderful swarm photo she took near Santa Maria, CA. Although swarm season comes at different times as one progresses north, it heralds the beginning of a busy but fun time for many beekeepers across the country.
March 2013 Cover
Dr. Zachary Huang, Dept. of Entomology, Michigan State University, has sent us several wonderful spring flower honey bee foraging photographs. The honey bee on our March cover is working a scilla or squill (Scilla siberica) flower which blooms in the early spring. There are between 50 and 80 species of this early blooming herb.
Maine resident Stan Brown has been a beekeeper for 81 years. Read Cecil Hicks' fascinating article on Stan beginning on page 151. Stan and his apiary partner, Karen Thurlow-Kimball, sell bottled and comb honey in their bee shop located on Brown's Bee Farm.
January 2013 Cover
For January our cover honors Dadant & Sons, Inc. on their 150th Anniversary, 1863 - 2013. See their Anniversary Celebration agenda on pages 17 and 18. In addition, read the first two installments of their 150th Anniversary article series beginning on pages 37 and 39.
December 2012 Cover
Marie App of Ogdensburg, Wis., painted this special winter hive scene. She has painted and taught art for 30 years in high schools and colleges and enjoys doing a beekeeping scene from time to time. Marie says, “I am drawn to the art of beekeeping because of its importance in the agricultural arena.” Read Marie’s Letter to the Editor on page 1105.
November 2012 Cover
Our Honey Bee Biology columnist, Dr. Wyatt Mangum, is also a very talented and patient photographer, which has rewarded him with some unusual beekeeping photos. Read how he captured this photo of an unwanted winter hive guest beginning on page 1037.