An Observation Hive – Can I Use Wood To Make It?

An Observation Hive - Can I Use Wood To Make It

You get observation hives and then you get cool observation hives! Observation hives are a lot of fun – they let us watch the bees do their thing and get insights into how their world works. If you thought a fish tank was fun…wait until you have an observation hive….hmmm…what if we combined the two? … 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

How To Extract Honey From Comb At Home

How To Extract Honey From Comb At Home

When we produce a little bit of honey for ourselves, it is very different from commercial beekeeping and we can aim to produce safer, cleaner honey and wax. When we look at how to extract honey from comb at home, we will keep these advantages in mind. Let us unpack this. How Commercial Honey Is … 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

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

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

How To Install Wax Foundation In Frames?

How To Install Wax Foundation In Frames

In this article, we take a look at how to install wax foundation in frames. This can be really simple to quite complex depending on the type of frame you are using. We will evaluate the options and show how they work. What is Beeswax Foundation? Beeswax foundation is an embossed wax or composite wax … Read more