The sticky substance that aggravates beekeepers benefits collective and individual honeybee health. Researchers have triggered bees to forage for more resin to produce propolis, and so can you.
Bees have precise requirements for their hives, and there is no room for error. New beekeepers should not put their colonies at risk.
Take a step outside your comfort zone and connect with other beekeepers at your local bee club. Here are some of the ways you’ll improve.
This less glamorous side of beekeeping is sometimes the most important. Fall is a good time for cleaning clothing, equipment and supers.
A few relatively easy chores now can set the stage for your bees’ success in the seasons to come. Here are basic fall maintenance tasks.
A fast-growing bee colony is at risk of generating a swarm. You can prevent that and also create a new hive through something called a split. Here’s how to do it.
Are you ready to set up your new hive, including the queen? Here are step-by-step guidelines to your first hands-on experience with your new bees.
You’ve learned about the components of a hive, so what’s next? Here are the gadgets and gizmos you’ll need to start beekeeping this spring.
If you plan to get bees this spring, here are some answers to the most basic questions as well as links to previous related articles.