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?
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 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 ?
Varroa mites Varroa jacobsoni and Varroa destructor are two species of parasitic mites that commonly attack bees. They survive on the bodily fluids secreted by the bees. If you see brown or red spots on the thorax of your bees, then they have been infected by these mites. These mites also act as carriers for … Read more Varroa mites and Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus
A thriving bee colony and, in turn, a thriving beekeeping business can only be enjoyed by meticulous attention to the care of the honeybees. If proper care is not taken, bees can suffer in several different ways affecting your overall beekeeping process, your harvests and the complete business set up as a whole. There are … Read more Everything about Swarming and Colony Collapse Disorder