Do Yellow Jackets Kill Honeybees

Do Yellow Jackets Kill Honeybees

In this article, we look at what a yellow jacket wasp is and if yellow jackets kill honeybees. Then we look at how yellow jackets and honeybees interact. Once we understand this interaction it is possible to protect our honeybees from yellow jackets. We can also find yellow jacket hives and deal with them if … Read more

A Bee With An Orange Stripe

If you are trying to identify a bee with an orange stripe or a bee with an orange bum, there are a few candidates, all of whom are amazing little friends to have in your garden. Let us take a look at a few candidates who meet these criteria! Bees are in general commonly colored … Read more

At What Temperature Do Wasps Stop Flying

At What Temperature Do Wasps Stop Flying

Wasps are an incredibly diverse group of insects. At what temperature do wasps stop flying? This really depends on the type of wasp, but generally, people ask this question about the types of wasps that are numerous and found all over – yellow jackets being the main culprits here. There are a few factors that … Read more

How To Get Bees Out Of Your House

How To Get Bees Out Of Your House

How to get bees out of your house? First, we need to figure out why bees are in your house. Once we know this, let’s look at cultural sensitivities and how to get bees out of your house without killing them. Alternatively, we explore the more drastic “How do you get rid of bees instantly?” … Read more

Why Do Bees Swarm Cars?

Why Do Bees Swarm Cars

In spring I often get calls from people with bees in their cars. So let’s ask  “Why do bees swarm cars?” and how can we stop this rather irritating thing from happening. Understanding bees and how to stop them from being a nuisance is simple and easy if you know the tricks. Every year in … Read more

Beehive Entrance Reducer Dimensions

Beehive Entrance Reducer Dimensions

There are times of the year, and races of bees that will need an entrance reducer to stop robbing, keep cold air out, keep rats and mice out, and a whole myriad of other things. Beehive entrance reducer dimensions are important to help you maximize the efficiency of this piece of hive equipment. What Are … Read more

Identifying A Bees Nest

Identifying A Bees Nest

I get calls so often where people say “There are bees in my garden come and take them away”. Nearly 50% of these bees turn out to be hornets, wasps, carpenter bees, and once or twice ants and termites!! Identifying a bee’s nest is an important skill for beekeepers, as it determines the method you … Read more

Bee Feeder Types

Bee Feeder Types

In this article, we will take a look at bee feeder types. There is no best bee feeder – but there is a bee feeder which is best for you. Let us have a look at the options and how we can either buy or make a bee feeder.   Feeding liquid sugar to bees … Read more

How Do Bees Get Pollen From Flowers?

How Do Bees Get Pollen From Flowers

How do bees get pollen from flowers? We will take a look at pollen gathering in bees and how these amazing creatures collect, store and ferment pollen to make food for the hive. Why Do Bees Collect Pollen? If we look at social wasps such as yellow jackets, they forage on nectar for energy and … Read more

Carniolan vs Russian Bees

Carniolan vs Russian Bees

In this article, we look at the relative similarities and differences between Carniolan vs Russian bees. This is a relatively simple comparison between two bees adapted to tolerate long cold winters and rapid spring honey flows. A Brief History Of The “Russian Bee” Russia is very big. It consists of a number of zones, with … Read more