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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 – …

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 …

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 …

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 …

How Much Do Honey Bees Cost?

How much do honey bees cost? There is no accurate answer to this question – the range is from free to a few thousand dollars a swarm. In this article, we will explore how to get bees for free, how …