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

Detailed Beekeeping Calendar by Seasons – Beginner Friendly Version

Fighting the Decrease in Pollination

Your First Year  Unlike most calendars, this one starts the beekeeper’s year in June. Assuming you are new to your hobby, this is around the time you will have received your first nucleus. Although you will need to manage your hive throughout the year, there will be certain times when your intervention is limited because … Read more Detailed Beekeeping Calendar by Seasons – Beginner Friendly Version

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 ?

Varroa mites and Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus

Sacbrood Virus

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