Why Are My Bees Eating Birdseed?

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May 1, 2020

Why Are My Bees Eating Birdseed?

Bees eat pollen. That’s a no brainer. In fact, bees eating pollen is one of the reasons there are so many plants around in the first place. When bees fly around collecting pollen for food, they spread some of it around to other plants, causing the pollination that bees are […]
April 24, 2020

Managing Comb: What Is It and How to Fix It

Comb. It’s one of the most important parts of a successful beehive. In fact, honey bees make the vast majority of a hive’s interior out of comb. In a very real sense, comb is the bedrock of a beehive’s entire operation. Like any other part of beekeeping, how you deal […]
April 17, 2020

Your First Hive Inspection

So, you’ve ordered your bees, waited with bated breath, installed them into your hive… now what? Your first hive inspection! This is an exciting step on your beekeeping journey. Inspections are one of the fun parts of beekeeping, and your first hive inspection shouldn’t be any different. In this post […]
April 10, 2020

Hive Beetles: Identifying and Dealing with Them

How much do you know about hive beetles? In January, I wrote about Varroa mites who are, it bears repeating, the absolute worst, but they aren’t the only parasites that infest hives. For this post I’m going to spotlight another little grub that likes to get all up in beehives […]
April 3, 2020

Swarming: What Is It and What Does It Mean?

  Swarming! Now I’ll bet that word conjures some strong emotions. huh? When you hear the word “swarm,” it’s likely you picture killer bees descending from the heavens to punish the wicked, or the sky darkening with locust before they eat every leaf and stem in sight. Unless, that is, […]