Oxalic Acid and Honey Supers

Oxalic Acid and Honey Supers

Oxalic acid is becoming more and more widely used as a treatment for varroa mites. Many people wonder about oxalic acid and honey supers. What are the impacts on honey, and how do we keep things safe? Read on to find out the tricks. What Is Oxalic Acid? Oxalic acid is an organic acid that … Read more

The BEST Ultra Bee Pollen Substitute – Revealed

The BEST Ultra Bee Pollen Substitute - Revealed

Pollen is an essential part of the honeybee hive’s nutrition providing protein, lipids, vitamins, and minerals. Pollen substitutes, such as Ultra bee pollen substitute can allow a beekeeper to enhance the health and build-up of a hive. In this article, we will take a look at pollen substitutes and how they work. What Is Pollen … 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 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

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

Planting Buckwheat For Honey Bees

Planting Buckwheat For Honey Bees

Planting buckwheat for honey bees is a lot of fun, and even a relatively small patch can actually make a difference to a beehive or two. If you plant an acre or more, you are looking at actually producing a crop of honey from this. Buckwheat is a fun crop to grow and really makes … Read more

The Best Wildflowers For Honey Bees

The Best Wildflowers For Honey Bees

What are the best wildflowers for honey bees? You can plant a lot of flowers that are good for bees – not only will these help honeybees, but they will also help your solitary bees. Let us have a look at some tried and tested favorites. A Quick Look At What Flowers Do For Bees … Read more

What Does A Honey Bee Eat?

What Does A Honey Bee Eat

What does a honey bee eat? Pollen, nectar, fungus spores, cow food, flour, brood, fruit, rubbish, anal secretions of insects, and a lot of other weird things! Let us take a closer look at this interesting question. What Does A Honey Bee Eat? The technically correct answer for this goes like this. In the early … Read more

What To Do With A Dead Beehive?

What To Do With A Dead Beehive

What to do with a dead beehive? If you run through this simple diagnostic, you can work out what to do with a dead beehive. A hive can die for many reasons, and some of these reasons mean the hive is actually dangerous. Diagnosing the cause of death is important and we will go through … Read more