Category: Troubleshooting

THE PROS AND CONS OF ROOFTOP HIVES

THE PROS AND CONS OF ROOFTOP HIVES

When considering locations for new beehives, many people overlook their roof as a possibility. A habit that perfectly explains one of this locations best advantages: it is discreet. But what Read More…

HOW TO SAVE A POISONED BEEHIVE

HOW TO SAVE A POISONED BEEHIVE

  There’s nothing worse than discovering your bees have been poisoned. The once busy entrance, now silent with only a few twitching bees in carpet of dead below. The suddenness of Read More…

5 WAYS TO HELP A FAILING HIVE

5 WAYS TO SAVE A FAILING HIVE

If you are inspecting your hives regularly, you can usually see the end coming. When a colony starts to fail, it can be challenging to figure out why, let alone Read More…

WHY DID MY BEES LEAVE?

Why Did My Bees Leave?

Often when a new beekeeper loses a colony, I hear them claim that the bees “just left”. The thought is that the bees simply moved out and are still alive in Read More…

ONLINE INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING CLASS

Online Intro to Beekeeping Class

Exciting news!  An online version of the popular Intro to Beekeeping class is now available to stream! If you’re thinking about starting a backyard beehive or are just curious about Read More…

HOW TO REQUEEN AFRICANIZED BEES

HOW TO REQUEEN AFRICANIZED BEES

Living in an Africanized honey bee zone can be a challenge. Africanized bees have some advantages and are not usually as terrible as the media makes them out to be (i.e. Read More…