Testing for Mites to Raise Healthy Fat Winter Bees
The bees look strong heading into the fall, but our mite check turned up some Varroa mites in one of our larger hives.
The Exciting Part of Bee Season Comes to an End
Bee season has peaked and the brood nests will get smaller and smaller. What you do now will determine if your bees make it through winter.
A Busy Day in the Bee Yard
Monday's beehive inspection revealed some surprises, both good and bad. We've got supers on two hives and are making honey for our spring harvest.
We Find Time to Prep as Food Shortage Looms
Walmart continues to be well stocked and while prices are up, there are still good buys to be found for preppers
I Double the Size of my Bee Yard Overnight
I started the year with two beehives that successfully overwintered. After splitting the hives, I now have five with a six on the way.
It is Queen Rearing Time in the Bee Yard
Finding and marking recently mated queens is like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack, but we managed.
How to Check for Spring Swarms Before Your Bees Abscond
If a beehive swarms, the bees may be gone for good. It's a good idea to inspect your hives and take steps when you see signs of a swarm.
Checking on my Bees; My Beekeeping Reputation Depends on their Survival
With my beekeeping reputation on the line, I was hoping for at least two of my three hives to make it through the winter.
Rain, More Rain, Snow, and Gassing my Bees
We got warm weather, but there was no sun, just rain and more rain. As soon as it clears up and warms up, we're going to kill some varroa mites.
Goldenrod and Asters Help our Bees Prep for Winter
You could consider bees preppers. They stock up nectar (carbs) and pollen (protein) to help carry them through the long. cold winter.