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 …

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 …

What Eats Bees In The Food Chain

Bees are insects and insects are food to many animals. Bees also store honey, and a beehive contains a lot of brood. When we ask what eats bees in the food chain, there is quite a long list of animals. …

How To Make A Candy Board For Bees

There are many ways that we can feed our bees. A candy board is a clever way to help our bees make it through a cold winter. In this article, we look at how to make a candy board for …

Bee Foundation Plastic vs Wax

In beekeeping, there are arguments for and against using plastic beeswax foundations. Beehive wax foundation is nearly essential to most types of beekeeping. In this article, we explore the benefits and disadvantages of plastic foundation compared to natural wax foundation. …

How To Split A Beehive Without A Queen

In this article, we show you how to split a beehive without a queen. Splitting beehives allows us to increase our beehive numbers. This may not be the best way to split a hive, but there are times when it …

How Does A Bee Get Oxygen?

How does a bee get oxygen? In this article, we show that bees do not have lungs, but look at how they breathe. Bee respiration is critical to bee flight and operation, hence we also look at how different bees …

How To Get Rid Of Wax Moths In Beehives

In this article, we look at how to get rid of wax moths in beehives. Wax moth control in stored supers is important to ensure that your supers are not damaged. Problems with wax moths in your beehive are often …

When To Add Supers To Beehives?

Often as beekeepers, we ask the question: When to add supers to beehives? Adding supers to beehives is not as straightforward as it may seem. A beehive super is best added when conditions are right. When adding a honey super …