Types Of Natural Beehives

Types Of Natural Beehives

The types of natural beehives are really determined by the places bees decide to build their nests. Different locations require that the bees employ different techniques to make sure that their hive is safe and healthy.  In this article, we will explore how the nesting site influences the type of natural beehive the bees build. … Read more

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

How To Build A Beehive Stand

How To Build A Beehive Stand

There are a number of reasons why we need to know how to build a beehive stand. These are only necessary in certain areas, and there are different reasons why they are necessary. This will determine the design of the beehive stand, how to build a beehive stand, and how much it costs. Let’s have … Read more

How Many Brood Boxes Should A Hive Have?

How Many Brood Boxes Should A Hive Have

How many brood boxes should a hive have? How many rooms should your house have? Bees much like humans are influenced by their environment, and the environment you are in determines the resources available to you. This in turn influences what you can or can not do. In the article, we will take a look … Read more

How Long Can A Queen Bee Live In A Cage

How Long Can A Queen Bee Live In A Cage

There are times when we need to place a queen in a cage – this naturally places her under stress. Every extra day in a cage causes damage to the queen, hence people often ask how long can a queen bee live in a cage? Let us explore why we cage queens, what can happen, … Read more

Are Bee Skeps Illegal?

Are Bee Skeps Illegal

Are bee skeps illegal? Well, this depends on where you are and what the laws are. These ancient beehives are a part of our cultural treasure, and are a topic we should definitely explore further! What Is A Bee Skep Hive? A Skep hive is a very simple hive that is made out of basketwork. … Read more

At What Temperature Do Bees Come Out

Bees are able to partially regulate their body temperature and can fly for short periods at temperatures below 55°F. At what temperature do bees come out?  It is important to differentiate between the temperature when they can forage, and the temperature when they can shoot out to sting or take a “cleansing flight”. Bees and … Read more

Are Black Bees Poisonous?

Are Black Bees Poisonous

Black bees are a common term for a type of carpenter bee. Carpenter bees are wood nesting bees, gentle souls, and exceptional pollinators. Are black bees poisonous? Not really. Read further to find out how you can live with these lovely bees, avoid problems and save damage to your buildings. Clearing Up What A Black … Read more

Varroa Mite Powdered Sugar Treatment

Varroa Mite Powdered Sugar Treatment

Varroa mites are horrible pests that can rapidly kill a hive. These small parasitic mites can be controlled with a number of different methods, some of these methods kill the mites (poisons) and some of these methods remove mites from the hive. The varroa mite powdered sugar treatment method is an example of a treatment … Read more

How Much Honey To Leave Bees For Winter

How Much Honey To Leave Bees For Winter

When it comes to deciding how much honey to leave bees for winter there are many questions we need to ask. Some people leave no honey for the bees for winter – but they will feed the bees. Others believe that letting the bees have honey makes them stronger. Let us explore our options here … Read more