Category: New Bees

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…

8 TIPS FOR URBAN BEEKEEPERS

8 TIPS FOR URBAN BEEKEEPERS

Urban beekeeping on the rise in many parts of the world. It’s surge in popularity seems to stem from concern about honeybees decreasing numbers, it’s connection to the locally sourced food 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…

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…

10 MISTAKES NEW BEEKEEPERS MAKE

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Many new beekeepers learn things the hard way. As a beekeeping instructor, it’s my job to keep my students from meeting this all too common fate! Read on to find out Read More…

LANGSTROTH VS. TOP BAR HIVE

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Whether you are new to beekeeping and trying to decide on a hive style or just curious about trying a new design, there are some definite advantages and drawbacks for Read More…