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.
Swarming bees send scouts to determine the best location for their new home. For the bees we keep in boxes, we must do this for them. Here are the basics.
What is a Langstroth hive? What’s a “super?” How many sizes exist, and what is each used for? This guide will help you make sense of it all.
Either the crushing or the spinning method will work for the year’s final honey harvest. We examine which makes more sense for beekeepers as well as bees.