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.
NCSU Beekeeping Webinar: Different Types of Bees and their Characterics
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.
Lifecycle of the Honeybee
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.
Installing a Nuc
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.
Installing a Package of Bees
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.
Nuc or Package?
How do you decide which to purchase? There are advantages and disadvantages for both options.
Bee School is coming…
I’m hosting an online bee school starting February 21st starting at 6:00 pm ET. We’ll be using Zoom for the class. And it’s FREE to attend. You can learn more and register for the class here: [ Bee School 2021 ] Registration ends when the class begins, but check back for a direct zoom link. …
Order Your Bees for 2021 (updated 3/14/21)
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.