This video is from the Bumbling Beekeeper Beginning Bee Class in early 2021. Here I demonstrate some techniques for inspecting the hive, some things to look for, and some things you may see that you weren’t expecting to see.
Beginning in February 2021, we held a 9 week online bee class that we recorded. If you weren’t able to attend the program in person, you can still take advantage of the class by signing up to receive access to the recordings and pdfs of the slides I used during the classes. The cost of …
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.