Mellifera is a magazine for modern apiarists, and you are now viewing our inaugural edition -- an issue that coincides with our first fall honey harvest season.
This magazine was created in Spring 2012 for a Series Development & Practice class at the University of South Carolina. Is is meant to function as a handbook for the beginning beekeeper and urban apiary enthusiast alike. Our readers will benefit from the calming process of cultivating, extracting and harvesting honey as well as the rewards of honey and wax. With constant attention to the mythology of apiary culture, every element of Mellifera, from the features and the photography to the general aesthetic will be consistent with our goal of providing a new generation of apiarists with a simple, lasting resource that, like the ancient trade of bee-keeping, will function as a heirloom, growing in value, to be passed on to future generations.