Healthy Bees

Storing Supers for the Season

September 28, 2012 | Healthy Bees

By Camilla Bee, Editor If it was a good year, you pulled honey. Perhaps you pulled early summer, and the honey supers went back on the hive for refilling. (Drawn comb makes honey happen so much faster!) Perhaps it wasn’t until the end of the season that you removed supers, and perhaps they weren’t Read more >

Supplemental Feeding Update

September 28, 2012 | Healthy Bees

By Lady Spirit Moon Editor’s note: In light of so many articles and experts recommending supplemental feeding in the fall, we asked Lady Spirit Moon how to reconcile that expertise with her recommendations, especially for a hive that is borderline for having sufficient stores. Her answer follows. Our Read more >

Getting Bees Ready for Winter-Northeast

September 28, 2012 | Healthy Bees

By Ol’ Drone Jack Frost is telling us that the growing season is over and we must prepare the hives for winter. Hopefully we have left enough honey and pollen to carry the bees through the winter until the dandelions bloom next spring. A hungry colony of bees can consume 80 pounds of honey during one of Read more >

Winter’s Coming! (Whether You Like It or Not)

September 28, 2012 | Healthy Bees

By Education Specialist Read more >