It’s time to order your bees for spring 2021! Here’s a list of folks I know who have packages and nucs for sale. I’ve purchased from all of these folks at least once or am personally familiar with the product.
One of the ongoing questions is about maintaining the area under your hives and also around your hives. We know that Hive Beetles pupate in the dirt under and around the hives so having something that will deter them from successfully pupating is a way to help the hive. You also want something that is …
In April 2017, I posted about some experience I had in dealing with Varroa Mite infestations and Varroa Bombing. Since then I’ve become much more diligent in monitoring. Back then, I would do a sugar shake maybe twice a year. Now I’m doing them more often and not just before treating. It seems like the …
One of the really critical things a beekeeper will need to do in the spring centers around feeding your bees.
One of the things that’s come up recently is the knowledge about the possibility of your package bees having more than 1 queen. How do you know? And how do you keep your packaged bees from leaving or moving into the neighboring hive?
Here’s a video from spring 2020 where I talk about the nice features of this plastic container that my packaged bees came in.
One of the questions that came up recently was about what to plant for our bees (and other pollinators). In this post I recommend a few books, a website, a nursery, and an upcoming webinar at NCSU.
NC State University Apiculture Science department is holding monthly webinars on beekeeping. Last June, Dr. Deborah Delaney was a guest speaker talking about types of bees.
This posts includes 3 videos that I like that show the lifecycle of the honeybee. Each one brings a little different approach and all together, they are amazing.
This post includes a video by Charlotte Anderson of Carolina Honeybees showing how to install a nuc into a 10 frame hive. I think this is a good video with lots of good advice.
One of the best videos I’ve seen for how to install a package of bees was done by John Pledger of Triad Bee Supply. You can watch it here.