A fume board is a nifty little device. Using a non harmful stink repellent it is placed on top of a beehive and drives the bees down to the bottom of the hive. There are a few different products that can be used to stink the bees out the door. I thought I could save Read More
Brushing the Bees no more This was the first time that I have enough honey to harvest in July. This was a very exciting time. To date I have not liked brushing the bees of every frame of the honey super in order to take the box off the hive. It is a very tedious Read More
Two engineers have developed a high tech monitoring system for spotting and alerting the beekeeper of varroa mite invasion of their hive.
Plant a seed, help a bee: Experts urge Canadians to plant wildflowers to save bees from decline (outside link)
If you have been beekeeping on a small scale for a few years Honeyland may change your perspective. The movie is shot in the “fly on the wall” perspective or should I say “bee on the wall.” The dialogue is organic, the cinematography is outstanding, but the true beauty is how Hatidže Muratova interacts with Read More
Catching my first swarm was awesome. Read on to find out about how it went down, what we did, and how to avoid mistakes.