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.
Pollen might cause you discomfort through allergies, but it’s not all bad. Here are several ways pollen is good—and how it might even help allergies.
Spring weather can be volatile, posing a hazard to bees who’ve survived the winter. Safeguard your bees against starvation and predators during this precarious season.
Hive inspections are a necessary part of beekeeping. We cover how often inspections are recommended, what to look for and how to interact with your bees.
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.