Adopt A Hive In The USA!

Many people are aware that the honeybee and generally all other bee species are in decline globally. Adopting a hive is a way of taking personal capital and introducing it into beekeeping businesses in a way that allows us to invest in bee conservation, and also to get a bit of honey and feel-good feelings. … Read more

2 Frame Mating Nuc Plans

2 Frame Mating Nuc Plans

Let’s look at mating nucs and 2 frame mating nuc plans. I personally hate 2 frame mating nucs, and we can look at a few alternatives to these that make a lot more sense. Queen rearing is an important skill for a beekeeper to learn, and mating nucs are integral to this skill. Let’s have … Read more

What Does Bee Poop Look Like?

What Does Bee Poop Look Like

We are a funny species. Especially when it comes to poop. Something about poop entertains us and scares us. On the topic of bees, I often get asked “What does bee poop look like?” Bee poop is actually an incredible resource and if you understand how and where bees poop, you can use this knowledge … 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

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

How Much Honey Per Frame?

How Much Honey Per Frame

When we start planning our beekeeping business or season, we often get tempted to predict the output. How much honey per frame? This is a rather variable figure and depends on management style and bees. To help you with your planning let us delve into this a bit. How Much Honey Can We Expect Per … Read more

At What Temperature Do Wasps Stop Flying

At What Temperature Do Wasps Stop Flying

Wasps are an incredibly diverse group of insects. At what temperature do wasps stop flying? This really depends on the type of wasp, but generally, people ask this question about the types of wasps that are numerous and found all over – yellow jackets being the main culprits here. There are a few factors that … Read more

How To Get Rid Of Leaf Cutter Bees

How To Get Rid Of Leaf Cutter Bees

Leaf cutter bees are an essential part of our ecosystem – but they do make unsightly holes in some types of plants. I often get asked, “How to get rid of leaf cutter bees”? More often than not a few clever tricks allow us to encourage people to keep them, but in such a way … 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