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  • Cold Weather Chores

    Cold Weather Chores

      It may be cold outside preventing us from spending time with our bees – but one thing is for sure, you still have chores to do! Here is a checklist of some housekeeping that beekeepers can take care of...

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  • Foraging for the Future

    Foraging for the Future

    No matter what demographic of beekeeper you are (urban, suburban, rural, hobby or commercial), honey bee forage should be an aspect of beekeeping you think about. I’ve often said, “Urban and suburban area honey bees generate the very best honey”!...

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  • REVERSING HIVE BOXES

    REVERSING HIVE BOXES

    The Theory Behind it All By: James Elam Theory- a set of principles on which the practice of an activity is based. The theory of reversing brood boxes comes from the belief that a colony of honey bees, when necessary,...

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  • April Beekeeping Tips

    April Beekeeping Tips

    1. As spring enters full swing, your hive should continue to grow rapidly. Feed syrup as needed. Work to maintain at least a 10-15lb surplus of stored honey or syrup. There should be no need to feed any form of...

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  • March Beekeeping Tips

    March Beekeeping Tips

    1. Continue monitoring food stores and practicing the February feeding tips. Work to maintain a 20lb surplus, and feed pollen substitute during cold weeks.  To review our article on February beekeeping tips, click here. 2. You should see the population...

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  • May Beekeeping Tips

    May Beekeeping Tips

    1. As the honey flow begins in most of the state, your hive should be reaching its peak population. Check your hive weekly to ensure they have enough room. In some areas, bees can bring in up to 10lbs of...

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  • 2020 March Beekeeping Tips

    2020 March Beekeeping Tips

    1. Continue monitoring food stores and practicing the February feeding tips. Work to maintain a 20lb surplus, and feed pollen substitute during cold weeks.  To review our article on February beekeeping tips, click here. 2. You should see the population of your hive beginning...

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