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.
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
Both of our hives produced roughly 100lbs of honey for a net total of 204lbs this year. That is a huge increase from year two when I only got 35lbs. Extracting both hives took most of the day. We do not have a fume board so we had to pull frames one by one and Read More
Remember that the reason bees make honey is becuase of the winter. I however find this the most stressfull time of year. Currently we have been going through a cold spell where the average daytime temperature is hovering around the -20’s celcius (-4 F), and nights in the -30’s. (-20s F). Bees keep warm by Read More