Hive Stand ready for action.
With the arrival of our packaged bees scheduled for April 16th, it was time to get into gear and construct a hive stand. Getting the hives off of the ground is helpful in several ways. One, it provides better ventilation, and it also helps save your back when working the hives. It looks good too, which is a plus if you are going to have hives in your backyard! I built the hive stand using treated lumber, and it should provide years of low maintenance service. Here is the area after the sod…
Adopt A Hive – Bees At Home On An Ant Proof Hive Stand
This morning Matt adopted a swarm that we hived just last week in San Jose. This swarm was a good sized one and when we released the queen two days after we hived them they have already built a goo…
Treating Bees for Mites
How do you know when to treat bees for varroa mites? How to know if your colony needs a mite treatment and which testing method to use.
When Not to Feed Sugar Water to Beess
Knowing when you should not be feeding bees sugar syrup is just as important as knowing when it is needed. Learn when feeding is the needed.
Wax Moth Treatment to Help Your Bees Win the Battle - Backyard Beekeeping
It wasn’t until one of our hives was destroyed by wax moths, and I started searching for wax moth treatments that I realized wax moths are just something that all hives face.
OAV: How to Treat Varroa Mites - Backyard Beekeeping
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How to Clean Beeswax the Easy Way - Carolina Honeybees
Learn how to clean beeswax for home use or crafts. Gather a few simple tools and cleaning beeswax can be done safely without a lot of mess.
Queens For Pennies - Scientific Beekeeping
Queens for Pennies Originally published in ABJ March 2014 Randy Oliver ScientificBeekeeping.com I’ve been encouraged in recent years by the number of beekeepers who appear to be successfully keeping locally-adapted stocks of bees without treatment for varroa. I am a strong supporter of their efforts, and see them as the wave of the future. But […]
Getting Rid of Wax Moths in Beehives
Wax moths in bee hives are a problem for weak honey bee colonies. Learn how to get rid of a wax moth problem and protect your beehives.
The Mystery of Bee Washboarding Behavior
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How to Build an Observation Bee Hive
How to Build an Observation Bee Hive: This post will show you how to build an observation bee hive using two old windows and some wood from your local hardware store!
How to Get Rid of Small Hive Beetles - Carolina Honeybees
Proper use of Small Hive Beetle traps along with good hive managment can help keep the number of beetles in your hives to a minimum.