Pollen Patties? Here’s What Every Beekeeper Should Know

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July 31, 2020

Pollen Patties? Here’s What Every Beekeeper Should Know

In 2020, you just can’t ignore bee nutrition. In fact, there’s plenty of research showing honey bee colonies with inadequate nutrition are more vulnerable to poor outcomes, including disease outbreaks. So, when bees do not have access to quality forage, they struggle, and deficiencies in pollen resources can spell disaster […]
July 24, 2020

Are Probiotics Really Going to Save the Bees?

Yogurt. Kefir. Gut health. Probiotic supplements. I bet these are familiar words for you! Gut health and probiotics aren’t just popular with humans right now. Many beekeepers use probiotics for their colonies in order to boost their immune systems and make them less vulnerable to diseases and insults like colony collapse […]
July 17, 2020

Why Honey Bees Need Water and How You Can Provide It

It’s sticky and humid out. You feel the sweat drip down your back as the bright sun blasts your exposed skin. There’s nothing more satisfying at that moment than a cold beverage, a glass of refreshing water to hydrate you in the summer heat. We’re not alone in our love […]
July 10, 2020

This Blog Will Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Supplemental Feeding

    Beekeeping is an amazing adventure, but it does come with some ups and downs. The past few weeks, I’ve been talking to you about nutrition and how important it is. You don’t want your bees to starve and fortunately, there’s a way you can help prevent this disappointing […]
July 3, 2020

You Don’t Have to Be a Seasoned Beekeeper to Understand Honey Nutrition

It’s a fact: Bees love eating honey just as much as we do! It’s their preferred form of carbohydrate, and whether they have sufficient stores in the hive heading into winter can make or break a colony. The importance of this sticky, sweet stuff is why we are talking about […]