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 30, 2020

What You Need to Know About Forage for Bees, and How You Can Help Them!

Today we’re covering everything you need to know about forage: how bees use it, where they get it, and what sources they enjoy the most. We’re also giving you tips for creating a sustainable garden, full of delicious plants for bees and other pollinators. Let’s get started! What Bees Forage […]
July 28, 2020

Bee Bodies: Teaching Honey Bee Anatomy

While sitting in my backyard at my daughter’s graduation party, I spotted a bee on a nearby purple coneflower. Its back legs were coated in pollen. As the bee flew off, I was impressed with its ability to take off while carrying the load. Did you know that the “pollen […]
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 23, 2020

Our Top Inspection Tips for a Healthy Hive

Today, we’re breaking down how you can bring your A-game to every hive inspection with our top hive inspection tips! Take our advice and make your next inspection a productive, informative, and pleasant experience for both you and your bees. 1. Pick the Right Time to Inspect Choosing the right […]