Hive Maintenance and Treatment – Detailed Guide

Honeybee

From now on, we move onto the maintenance side of beekeeping. The learning curve that you have just been through has probably been quite steep if none of this was familiar to you. Things will get easier now, and in many ways, you have crossed a threshold. That early information acquisition is quite large, but … Read more Hive Maintenance and Treatment – Detailed Guide

How to Prevent common Pests and Diseases in Honey Bees

Honeybee Diseases

Prevention and Cure  Unfortunately it is a fact of life that bees are subject to certain pests and diseases. As a beginner, you will not be able to spot all the signs, but this section will give you an idea of what to look out for and what action to take. Good hive management is … Read more How to Prevent common Pests and Diseases in Honey Bees

Colony Collapse Disorder – Causes & How to Protect your Hive ?

Causes of Colony Collapse Disorder

Colony Collapse Disorder or CCD is a mysterious occurrence where entire colonies of bees vanish, for seemingly no reason. A hive that has fallen prey to Colony Collapse Disorder will have no adult bees or adult bee corpses inside. The queen will usually be alive, as will many of the young and the hive will … Read more Colony Collapse Disorder – Causes & How to Protect your Hive ?

Chalkbrood Disease and other Infections in Honey bees

Chalkbrood Disease and other Infections in Honey bees

There are different diseases that can affect a beehive, some more dangerous and deadly than the others but each requiring certain very specific measures to overcome the afflictions. American Foulbrood One of the most contagious and deadly of all the diseases affecting the bees is the American Foulbrood or AFB. Exposure to Paenibacillus larvae bacteria … Read more Chalkbrood Disease and other Infections in Honey bees