Where to begin: My first attempt at using beeswax was to make a skin balm for my daughter. She had suffered for months with extremely dry and cracked skin hands. We had tried all my wife’s expensive hand creams to no avail. Within two days of using a very basic bee balm we were able Read More
https://www.corkhives.com/bee-friendly.html I Just came across this link on twitter. It lead me to a very interesting website. Cork hives sound like great way to insulate hives and could likely be an option to keep on all year long. The website above claims that the cork provides the insulation of 4″ boards. It would be interesting 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.
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
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