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.
June is a fine time to be a bee, but the start of summer brings fast growth on many fronts. Here are things you can do as a beekeeper to protect your colony.
Under certain conditions, if you harvest a small amount of honey in the spring responsibly, your bees will reward you later in the year.
Some people believe honeybees and backyard chickens can’t coexist. Not only can the two species live together, but people can benefit from this setup. Here’s how.
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.
Be prepared for loss, stings and surprises, but don’t let any of them diminish your commitment to beekeeping. Rather, let them fuel your passion and help you spread the word to others.
Several types of bees in the hive play separate roles. Some, such as the queen, have only one role, while others have many duties that change throughout their lifespans.
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.