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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…

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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…

The Basics of Winterizing Bee Hives with Sensible Gardening. How to prepare your bees for winter. Drone Bee, Working Bee, Honey Bee Hives, Honey Bees, Beekeeping For Beginners, Raising Bees, Raising Chickens, Bee Boxes, Bee Hives Boxes

Winterizing Bee Hives

I thought you might find it interesting to see what your average bee yard looks like when winterizing bee hives. Dealing with bears and cold temperatures.

No beekeeper wants to do unnecessary treatments. So how do you know it is time to get involved in varroa mite treatments. How To Start Beekeeping, Beekeeping For Beginners, Harvesting Honey, Rainwater Harvesting, Bee Facts, Types Of Bees, Bee Swarm, Bee Boxes, Backyard Beekeeping

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.

Why feeding honey bees sugar water is a good idea. How to make bee sugar water with the proper ratio . And when it is time to stop feeding bees sugar water. Sugar Water For Bees, Feeding Bees, Bee Facts, Beekeeping For Beginners, Bee House, Backyard Beekeeping, Birds And The Bees, Bee Friendly, Beneficial Insects

Sugar Water for Bees

Feeding bees sugar water helps save struggling colonies. A 1:1 sugar water ratio promotes brood rearing and helps colonies grow.

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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 ants-in-the-beehive Wax Moth, Bee Hive Plans, Beekeeping For Beginners, Beekeeping Equipment, Buzz Bee, Raising Bees, Diy Wax, Bee Boxes, Backyard Beekeeping

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.

How to Treat Varroa Mites — A New Perspective - Backyard BeekeepingYou can find Backyard beekeeping and more on our website.How to Treat Varroa Mites . Bee Mites, Dust Mites, Water For Bees, Wax Moth, Bee Hive Plans, Beekeeping For Beginners, Perspective, Bee Supplies, Raising Bees

OAV: How to Treat Varroa Mites - Backyard Beekeeping

In this article, I’ll discuss our experience trying to manage varroa mites our first couple years in beekeeping, some lessons we learned, a new way of approaching varroa management, and address some common questions about our management plan.

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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.

8 Practical Things You Can Do To Help Save The Bees - FYI, you definitely shouldn’t be leaving out a teaspoon of sugar and water for them. Feeding Bees, Baby Feeding, Farmers Only, Raising Bees, Bee House, Bee Do, Save The Bees, Bee Keeping, Native Plants

8 Practical Things You Can Do To Help Save The Bees

FYI, you definitely shouldn't be leaving out a teaspoon of sugar and water for them.

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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 […]

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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.

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The Mystery of Bee Washboarding Behavior

Bee washboarding beehavior - what does it mean? Why do bees perform this strange communal activity? Does seeing bees washboard tell the beekeeper something?

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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!

Vegetable Gardening For Beginners Learn how you can protect your beehive from being over-taken by small hive beetles. There are several hive beetle treatment options to consider. Beekeeping For Beginners, Gardening For Beginners, Gardening Tips, Vegetable Gardening, Organic Gardening, Container Gardening, Drone Bee, Raising Bees, Backyard Beekeeping

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.