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Beyond their economic utility as pollinators, honey bees are fascinating animals to watch as they go about their daily routine of foraging for pollen and nectar.
In this article, Ruth O'Neill, Research Associate in the Wanner Extension Entomology Lab at Montana State University, provides four ways to create a sanctuary for honey bees.READ MORE
When to Add Honey Supers to a Standard Hive
If you haven’t done so already, you may be overdue for adding honey supers to your hives. Honey supers are essential for honey collection, but perhaps just as important for relieving overcrowding inside the hive.
In terms of the best timing for when to add honey supers, a good rule of thumb is to super your hive when eight of the ten frames in the top brood chamber box are being used for brood and for nectar/honey/pollen storage.READ MORE
Backyard Beekeeping Supplies List
Exactly how much stuff does it take to become a beekeeper? And what is all of it used for? We pulled together a pretty comprehensive list of the beekeeping supplies that will help you keep your hive healthy, happy and thriving.READ MORE