Category: Intermediate & Experienced Beekeepers

HOW TO REQUEEN YOUR HIVE

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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…

THE 10 STAGES OF BEEKEEPING ADDICTION

The 6 Stages of Beekeeping Addiction

Many new beekeepers fall head-over-heels for bees. I often joke that my own story is the classic tale of ‘girl meets bee’. Not only is the world of bees fascinating, Read More…

WHY TRY FOUNDATIONLESS BEEKEEPING?

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Throwing out your foundation can be met with more controversy than you might expect. You may have already been urged by other beekeepers not to try it or been warned Read More…

SHOULD I FEED MY BEES?

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To feed or not to feed? That is the question I often hear from my beekeeping students, especially as we move into winter. Read on to find out what you Read More…