How Long Can Bees Stay In A Nuc?

A nucleus hive, or nuc, is a smaller hive box that has a number of uses. In this article, we will answer the questions around how long bees can stay in a nuc and take a look at the dimensions and dynamics of nuc hives. …

Do Bees Stay In Their Hives In The Winter?

Do bees stay in their hives in the winter? This will depend on where you stay. In the colder parts of the world, yes, in the warmer parts of the world, no. We will explore this a bit more and look at whether bees hibernate, …

When To Add A Second Brood Box

At some point as beekeepers, we are tempted to ask when to add a second brood box? Adding a second brood box has benefits and also can introduce certain complications. We will have a look at the pros and cons of this practice in this …

The Best Plants For Honey Production

What are the best plants for honey production? There are many different nectar flowers in the world. Some produce a lot of bland honey. Others produce small amounts of excellent honey. Some produce huge volumes of terrible honey. The definition of horrible and good honey …

How Much Does A Queen Bee Cost?

How much does a queen bee cost? In this article, we have a look at how to source queen bees, ranging from free queens to expensive ones and we also evaluate the pros and cons of doing this. Remember – a good queen, like a …

When Do Bees Go Away?

If we look at a flower patch, bees can sometimes seem to be a bit mysterious as to when they appear and disappear. In this article, we have a look at the factors which affect what time of day bees come out. We have a …

The Red Mason Bee

The Red Mason bee is a fascinating and important solitary bee that you can keep in your garden, balcony, or farm. Mason bees are bees that use mud to build nests or partitions in their nests. Red bees as they are sometimes called, are very …

What Is The Difference Between Raw Honey and Pure Honey?

When we ask what is the difference between raw honey and pure honey we open a can of worms. There is so much confusion around honey labeling, and a lot of people get confused. In this article, we take a look at the difference between …

Deep Hive Body Dimensions

When it comes to beekeeping, getting your deep hive body dimensions right is critical to getting a Langstroth hive to work properly. Bee space is the foundation upon which trouble-free beekeeping is built. If you get your Langstroth hive constructed to the right beehive dimensions, …

Wildflower Meadow Instead Of A Lawn

The choice between having a wildflower meadow instead of a lawn is an interesting one. In this article, we look at how you can rehabilitate your lawn into a working piece of meadow that produces environmental benefits for you, and your neighborhood. Where Does The …