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Well, NOW is the time to start preparing your bees for late fall and winter. I wanted to share some things that will help you get your bees ready in time so they can ride out the cold weather that will be here before you know it.Read more »
If you have multiple hives you want to elevate, you may want to consider a hive stand. You could easily fit four production colonies on just one hive stand, and if you’re using only nucs, you could put even more. Learn how to build the hive stand in this great video tutorial below.Read more »
Below, I show you how my friend and I cut bees out of an invading hive in order to re-home them. Follow along to learn more about the process. By the way: If you or someone you know notices an invasion of bees, the first, second, or third call you make should definitely not be to an […]Read more »
Recently, Anand Varma was asked to photograph the life of bees for National Geographic. He found a local Berkeley beek named Alice Rosenthal who agreed to let him use her hive for the project in exchange for a warm place for her hive to recover over winter. What resulted is nothing short of spectacular. Learn […]Read more »
Seeing honey bees swarming affects people differently. Beeks start thinking about how to capture the swarm and non-beeks, well, they don’t. If you don’t have bees then this is for you and if you do have bees you may want to share this with your non-beek friends. I was tagged in a post this morning on Facebook by […]Read more »
Editor’s Note: This is not a place for ad hominem attacks, but rational commentary and concern. Several experienced beeks have shared their concerns about the Flow Hive setup, even after watching all promotional material. To be clear: experienced beekeepers are on both sides of the fence. We share their opinions below, but that share does […]Read more »
I have great news for you beekeepers that want natural comb, but also want the convenience of using frames. It’s like having the best of both worlds, and I highly encourage new beekeepers to consider this method of management for your bees.Read more »
from Enjoy Beekeeping Spring is just around the corner. Many beekeepers both new and experienced, are making plans for starting new colonies of bees in 2015. Are you one of the many that currently enjoy this amazing hobby? If so, you already know the excitement that comes from bringing home your package or nuc from your […]Read more »