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.
The onset of spring can be quick, and our bees become active as soon as the weather allows. The crocus helps them while providing us with gorgeous colors.
Happy, healthy honeybees of good “survivor stock” are crucial to a new hive’s success. Here’s how to find the best breeders when buying bees.
Learn how the Africanized honeybee got its rough reputation and what you can do as a beekeeper to stop it from taking over other bee populations.
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.
Soggy conditions, cranky bees and high chances for stings make rainy day inspections uncomfortable for everyone. It also puts your bees in added danger.
Knowing that most everything beekeepers do to hives creates stress, here are ways to minimize those effects and keep your colony as healthy as possible.