Inspect Your Honey Bee Colony In Early Spring!

Early spring is a good time to check on your honey bee colony. Did your bees survive winter? Did they contract dysentery during the winter clustering? All of these concerns can be addressed during an early spring inspection of your honey bee colony. Inspect your hive when the temperature begins to rise consistently. If you […]

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Winter Honey Bee Colonies

Wintertime is Clustering Time in Honey Bee Colonies

Activity in honey bee colonies are least during the wintertime because of the general scarcity of foraging materials and the temperature drop. What to expect during the winter in honey bee colonies: Honeybees are more vulnerable to attacks from common enemies because they are the least active during winter. They are also lethargic, which means […]

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Honey Bees Swarming

Discover the Reasons for Honey Bee Swarming Behavior

Honey bee swarming is a way bees reproduce in the wild . In captivity, swarming is considered a big problem because it reduces honey production and takes away more than half of the original population of a once active colony. When a colony of bees decides to swarm, the old queen bee leads 50% to […]

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Beehives Near Washington

Avoid Disasters When Moving Your Langstroth Hive

Moving your Langstroth hive is actually one of the more sensitive tasks associated with getting great tasting unpasteurized honey. It requires planning and lots of preparation to be carried out successfully. Langstroth Hive Moving Guidlines Here are some general guidelines to make any Langstroth hive transport a success: Move your Langstroth hives during the nighttime because […]

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Honey Bee Hive

How to Inspect Your Honey Bee Hive With Confidence

Regular inspection of your honey bee hive is needed to keep your honey bee colony/colonies disease-free and pest-free. But don’t open that honey bee hive just yet! Read our safety guidelines to make sure that everything is safe and the bees would be more prepared to meet their beekeeper. Safety guidelines when performing regular honey […]

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Be Careful When Ordering Your Honey Bee Colony

The most convenient way to source your new honey bee colony is by ordering a pack of bees from an established breeder. However, not all breeders have the customers’ best interest at heart. You need to guard your investment from breeders who seem to be putting in the least effort in maintaining their apiary. Here […]

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Beekeeper Clothing

Beekeeper Clothing to Avoid Bee Stings Like a Pro!

Bee stings are a fact of life for beekeepers – so this is one possibility in beekeeping that you have to contend with the moment that you step into a bee yard with an active honeybee colony. It is possible to get through the entire year without getting stung by honeybees, and there are several […]

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Visiting Honey Bees

When Should Backyard Beekeepers Visit Honeybees?

Backyard beekeepers should make regular visits to the bee yard to ensure the colony is doing well in its new home. Surprisingly, honeybees are one of the most harassed livestock in the world. The common enemies of the honeybee colony include: wasps, bees from other hives (honey robbers!),  small mammals (skunks & mice), large animals […]

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Are You Ready For Backyard Beekeeping?

Backyard beekeeping is truly a hobby for everyone because bees are not dependent on foraging material that is found nearby. If you are worrying that your bees might starve because there are few flower patches in your immediate vicinity, don’t. You will be enjoying wonderful backyard beekeeping  no time. Bees are excellent at flying and […]

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