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.
Piping, tooting, and quacking are all sounds made by a queen bee. Scientist have discovered that when a queen is ready to emerge from a queen cell they start quacking to tell the worker bees to let her out.
https://phys.org/news/2020-06-honeybee-swarming-queen-bee.html Biologists have found a way to listen to the sounds in the hive to determine when a queen is preparing to swarm. Swarming is common behaviour in honey bees. It is the way that bees expand their numbers. When a hive feels that it is running out of space the queen prepares to leave Read More
Imagine having an entire year to do what ever you want and still get paid. If you want a convenient way to take a year away from your job, you may want to see if your employer offers a deferred salary plan (DSP). Learn more…
This is pretty cool! If you want to actually help the bees then why not build your own native beehive? Native bees are superior pollinators to honey bees because they have evolved to live and pollinate in the ecosystem they are currently in. The thing about most native bees is that they live alone. Most Read More
Sure you could buy a Telescoping Hive Cover off of a site like Mann Lake for a pretty penny. Or you could build it yourself and save a ton of cash! These Instructions will guide you through the process and provide building plans and dimensions
Do you love bees, but also birds? Here is an article about how to protect the delicate hummingbird from bee attacks around hummingbird feeders. I have never tried these ideas, mostly because I hadn’t observed bees around our hummingbird feeder. For beekeepers this would be a great article to use or maybe share with neighbors. Read More
How and when to add queen excluders and honey supers.
(which is almost everywhere) Image by Claude Mondestin from Pixabay Wintering bees in cold climates can be one of the most challenging parts of beekeeping. I am here to share what I have learned, which could be drastically different from what you have. I am taking the vast majority of my information from “Beekeeping in Read More