How To Get Rid Of Wax Moths In Beehives

In this article, we look at how to get rid of wax moths in beehives. Wax moth control in stored supers is important to ensure that your supers are not damaged. Problems with wax moths in your beehive are often a symptom of weak or …

What Do African Bees Look Like?

There are a lot of misconceptions around what African bees are. What do African bees look like? Pretty much like any other bee. We will go into that. African bees versus honeybees? A killer beehive? Let’s have a look at all of this, unpack it, …

What Time Of Day Do Bees Swarm?

I have been asked what time of day do bees swarm on many occasions. In this article we go into a few funny questions you may have about swarming. Do bees swarm at night? Why do they swarm? What time of year do bees swarm? …

How To Lure Bees Into A Hive

For many of us, we start beekeeping wondering how to lure bees into a hive? Here we look at how to attract bees to a hive. Attracting bee swarms is easy, and with these tips, you will quickly understand how to get bees to move …

How Long Do Beehives Last?

In this article, we ask the question: How long do beehives last? This is not a straightforward question. We look at old beehives, new age beehives, and the biggest beehive ever found. How Long Do Beehives Last? This can be divided into two subheadings to …

Small Hive Beetle Larvae Vs Wax Moth Larvae

In this article, we look at small hive beetle larvae vs wax moth larvae. In European races of the honeybee, a small hive beetle infestation can be a major problem. We look at how to treat small hive beetle, and once you have your small …

What Does Capped Brood Look Like?

What does capped brood look like? We have a look at the difference between capped brood and capped honey. It is important to be able to identify the differences between brood and honey cells in your beehive. When I was a student I used to …

Queen Excluder Hole Size

A queen excluder is a sheet of material with holes in it. The holes allow workers, who are a little smaller, to get through, and the queen cannot. The queen excluder hole size is crucial to its functionality. In this article, we look at some …

At What Temperature Does Raw Honey Lose Its Benefits?

At what temperature does raw honey lose its benefits? In this article, we take a look at the natural raw honey temperature range. Does heating honey destroy its properties? We will look at the effect of temperature on honey’s properties, and what temperature kills enzymes …

Splitting A Hive To Prevent Swarming

In this article, we look at the practice of splitting a hive to prevent swarming. We often are confounded by working out how to stop bees from swarming. A simple swarm control split can stop the loss of swarms. It is also important to know …