In this excerpt from “Raising Resilient Bees,” authors Eric and Joy McEwen share some insight into how and why they rear queen bees naturally.
Though “natural” is always a good goal, expect to help honeybees through the winter with supplemental feedings to sustain conditions not found in nature.
Read about how beekeeper Stephanie Grant of Sassy Bee Honey in Wilmington, Delaware, puts hive mentality to work for hobby-business success.
New findings could mean access to powerful nutritional supplement in the form of probiotic microbe B. apis for honeybees to bolster strength.
Changes in climate and nectar flow have complicated beekeeping, but seasonal checks and tasks can help keep honeybees healthy and productive.