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

How to Make the Perfect Beeswax at Home

how to “bee” aware of pollination problems

To get the best result from your homemade beeswax, take note of the following advice: Never use iron, zinc, brass, or copper containers to melt the beeswax since these metals can discolor the finished product. Do not allow the wax to boil since this not only makes the finished product brittle but also creates a … Read more How to Make the Perfect Beeswax at Home

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