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 …

The Red Mason Bee

The Red Mason bee is a fascinating and important solitary bee that you can keep in your garden, balcony, or farm. Mason bees are bees that use mud to build nests or partitions in their nests. Red bees as they …

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 …

Why Don’t Bees Sting Beekeepers?

Why don’t bees sting beekeepers? I’m going to let you in on a little secret – bees do sting beekeepers, and any good beekeeper doesn’t mind getting a few stings. Stings are really good for you, you just have to …

Types Of Bees

People often ask about the types of bees that exist. The simple answer is there are a really really large number of bee species – at least 20 000 with more than 4000 in the US. In this article, we …

Chalkbrood Treatment

In this article, we have a look at chalkbrood and how to deal with it. This fungal pathogen of bees is a minor nuisance most of the time, but when there is a flare-up, you do need to do something …

How To Get Rid Of Bee Nests In The Ground

In this article, we take a look at how to get rid of bee nests in the ground. Ground bees are not necessary even honeybees, so first, we have to work out “what we have”. Once we have done this …