Category: How To

SWEET & PRACTICAL SMOKER FUEL

SWEET & PRACTICAL SMOKER FUEL FOR BEEKEEPERS

Try this! You can make aromatic smoke packets out of paper bags, dried herbs, and citrus peels for your bee smoker, either as a sweet smelling addition to your typical Read More…

HOW TO REQUEEN YOUR HIVE

how to requeen your hive

This week, you are sparedĀ from reading anything at all! Instead, you can absorb your dose of beekeeping knowledge by watching the video below. I teamed up with local queen breeders Read More…

HOW TO CATCH A SWARM OF BEES

How To Catch a Swarm of Bees

The other day, a child in one of my children’s bee classes asked me if I would run away if I saw a swarm of bees. I smiled and told Read More…

HOW TO LURE A SWARM OF BEES

How to lure a swarm of bees

Every spring bee swarms land in my yard. In fact, this week not one, but three swarms descended upon me within a period of just 5 days! You may be Read More…

WHY KEEP HIVE INSPECTION NOTES?

Why keep hive inspection notes?

One of the single most helpful habits a new beekeeper can form is record taking. Every time you do a hive inspection, you should take notes on what you see. Read More…

SIGNS YOUR COLONY IS QUEENLESS

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Queenlessness is one of the most common ways for new beekeepers to lose their colony. There are many ways a colony can end up without a queen and likewise there Read More…