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.
Researchers studying Spanish honeybees reveal how hotter, drier summers create a cascade of issues for bees and their keepers.
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.
Researchers have developed bees that naturally fight Varroa mites, foulbrood and chalkbrood. Here’s how you can make it work in your hives.
Bees have precise requirements for their hives, and there is no room for error. New beekeepers should not put their colonies at risk.
Communication that’s effective, efficient — and, to us humans, unusual — is the cornerstone to the fully functioning superorganism that is a hive of honeybees.
If this has been your first year beekeeping, many exciting things await. If you’re an experienced beekeeper, winter is a time to look ahead.