FAQs

What’s the newspaper combine method for uniting two hives?

August 29, 2012 | FAQs

Q: What’s this newspaper combine method I keep hearing about for uniting two hives? A: It is a great method for combining a weak hive with a strong one, something you may find yourself doing this time of year. Combining two weak hives only results in a larger weak hive. Newspaper Combine Method Cut 2 Read more >

Can you be more specific about mineral salt?

August 29, 2012 | FAQs

Q: Can you be more specific about mineral salt? M. Stasney A: Mineral salt is the same salt you would put in livestock feed to supplement livestock such as cattle. Read more >

Can you put a beehive in the middle of longhorns?

August 29, 2012 | FAQs

Q: Can you put a beehive in the middle of longhorns? S. Decker A: Yes you can! Special thanks to Sherry Decker for both asking and answering! As you can see by the second photo, the bees are happy there—they’re filling supers. Read more >

My hives have very different yields--why?

August 29, 2012 | FAQs

Q: I robbed my three hives which are all within 10 feet of each other. The annual yield is: 2nd year hive, 5 frames 1st year hive: 4 frames Another 1st year hive, 20 frames Why such differences? C. Beach, MI A: It’s all about the number and strength of the foragers and the need of feed for Read more >