How To Make A Candy Board For Bees

How To Make A Candy Board For Bees

There are many ways that we can feed our bees. A candy board is a clever way to help our bees make it through a cold winter. In this article, we look at how to make a candy board for bees using simple methods. In a cold winter, bees have to live completely off their … Read more

Lots Of Dead Bees On The Bottom Board

Lots Of Dead Bees On The Bottom Board

You open your hive and find lots of dead bees on the bottom board. In this article, we will take a quick look at a few diagnostics you can run to find out why there are dead bees on the bottom board.  Let us take a look at how to autopsy a honey bee colony. … Read more

Beehive Inner Cover Plans

Beehive Inner Cover Plans

An inner cover is an optional part of a Langstroth beehive. There are certain management strategies where this cover is useful, and there are other times when it is a hindrance. Beehive inner cover plans are available on the net but they often ignore the important ways you can save money making these covers. It … Read more

Quilt Box For Bees

Quilt Box For Bees

Moisture control in beehives is crucial to prevent fungus and disease problems. One simple method you can use is a so-called “Quilt box for bees”. A quilt box for bees provides both ventilation, insulation, and moisture control and can be made out of simple things you can scrounge for. In my experience, the boxes are … Read more

Adding Bees To A Weak Hive

Adding Bees To A Weak Hive

Every now and then we find a hive that is a bit weak and needs a hand to build up enough to make it through winter for example. There are ways of adding bees to a weak hive – I generally caution against this, but, it can be done. In this article, I take a … Read more

Nosema Treatment For Bees

Nosema Treatment For Bees

When beekeepers talk about Nosema in bees they are really talking about infection caused by the obligate microsporidian parasites Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae. Now that is a terribly complex-sounding introduction to this article – let’s spend the rest of this making it easier to understand! Nosema treatment/prevention in bees is an important part of … Read more

Winter Bee Feeding Recipe

Winter Bee Feeding Recipe

Winter bee feeding is an important part of ensuring your hives make it through the winter and emerge strong and healthy in spring. In this article, we review a few tricks to get your bees through winter. If you search on the internet you will find many a winter bee feeding recipe. We review a … Read more

How To Keep Bees Alive In Winter

How To Keep Bees Alive In Winter

In this article, we take a look at how to keep bees alive in winter. Preparing bees for winter is an important part of ensuring hive survival. Bee temperature tolerance varies from race to race. Depending on your climatic zone, greater or lesser care is needed to give your bees the best chance of survival. … Read more

The Mountain Camp Method Of Feeding Bees

The Mountain Camp Method Of Feeding Bees

The Mountain Camp method of feeding bees is a simple method to place dry granulated sugar on the top of a hive. It is similar in many ways to making a candy board. There are noticeable differences and we will review the mountain camp method of feeding bees as a way of feeding bees dry sugar. … Read more

Do Bees Stay In Their Hives In The Winter?

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, and other interesting facts around what our amazing little friends … Read more