Hive Stand ready for action.
With the arrival of our packaged bees scheduled for April 16th, it was time to get into gear and construct a hive stand. Getting the hives off of the ground is helpful in several ways. One, it provides better ventilation, and it also helps save your back when working the hives. It looks good too, which is a plus if you are going to have hives in your backyard! I built the hive stand using treated lumber, and it should provide years of low maintenance service. Here is the area after the sod…
Queens For Pennies - Scientific Beekeeping
Queens for Pennies Originally published in ABJ March 2014 Randy Oliver ScientificBeekeeping.com I’ve been encouraged in recent years by the number of beekeepers who appear to be successfully keeping locally-adapted stocks of bees without treatment for varroa. I am a strong supporter of their efforts, and see them as the wave of the future. But […]
Small Hive Beetle Traps & Treatment - A Complete Guide
Proper use of Small Hive Beetle traps along with good hive managment can help keep the number of beetles in your hives to a minimum.
5 WAYS TO HELP A FAILING HIVE - Beekeeping Like A Girl
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 solve the issue. So, what can a beekeeper do to help their bees? Read on to find out about some catchall techniques that might reverse …