Taking your first peek into the hive is an incredibly exciting experience. Your first hive inspection is the moment at which you can start building a relationship with your bees. Because of this, it’s a good idea to develop good habits early. In this section, I will cover all essential inspection techniques you need to … Read more What should a first hive inspection look for?
The Role of Honey Bee Before we jump ahead to that point, let’s just take a look at the types of bees that make up a colony so that you know exactly who does what. You probably already have an idea of the three main types of bees. The workers are the guys who do … Read more How do you introduce bees to a new hive?
Before you jump right in and start getting set up to keep bees, you need to consider a few things first. You need to ask yourself a few questions to see whether you would actually make a good beekeeper: Is helping the environment important to me? – Beekeeping is one of the most important things … Read more Would I Make a Good Beekeeper?
Are you ready to be a Beekeeper? This is the very first question every person should ask themselves before they start beekeeping. You need to know whether you are ready for it or not. And not only that, your family and even your neighbors should also be open to the idea of living around bees. … Read more Beekeeping basics: Swarms, Baiting and Nucleus Colonies
If you are just starting out as a beekeeper, you probably want to know how best to manage your bee colony. The short answer is that you shouldn’t try to, unless you have to! Bees are fairly self-sustaining and too much interference can actually harm the hive. Nevertheless, there are times when a beekeeper needs … Read more How do you manage bee hives?