FAQs

When do we add the next box to the hive?

April 30, 2013 | FAQs

Q: We are first-time beekeepers and are excited about the bees in our 10-frame hive. When do we add the next box? Thanks for getting us going with bees. T. Miller A: When there are generally 8-9 frames “involved with bees,” add another box. “Involved with bees” means drawn comb, or efforts Read more >

Should I use a queen excluder?

April 30, 2013 | FAQs

Q: Should I use a queen excluder? Brian P.  A: That’s an individual preference. Sure, it keeps the queen from laying in the honey frames, but others feel it slows down bees from easily working those frames, and call it a “honey excluder.” To minimize that, one recommendation is that you allow the bees Read more >

When is a good time to replace old brood frames?

April 1, 2013 | FAQs

Q: I have had a hive for about three years, and they say you should remove some of the brood frames and replace with new ones because of pesticides. Read more >

Is it OK to use your newsletter material in my new bee class?

April 1, 2013 | FAQs

Q: The letters are absolutely full of info. Just had a second go-round with new beeks and wish I had your latest letter! Will tell all them to subscribe. On another note, is it OKto use your material in my new bee class? Thanks. J. Ash A: Sure! Please just give us credit both verbally and on any copies that Read more >