Healthy Bees

Clean-up of Hives that Didn’t Survive

February 28, 2013 | Healthy Bees

By Camilla Bee, Editor Bees die. But, spring is the season of renewal. Finding a dead hive is discouraging, but please don’t give up. Bees need us. What do you do with “dead-outs” as they’re commonly called? Dealing with Dead-Outs First, remove the dead hive from the bee yard as soon as Read more >

The Springtime Hive

February 28, 2013 | Healthy Bees

Inspecting the spring hive is hopefully a joyous event for you, with bees who have successfully overwintered buzzing about, and beautiful brood patterns. Read more >

Good Advice For Every Beekeeper, from A Successful Beekeeper

February 28, 2013 | Healthy Bees

We try to minimize using information from other sources, but sometimes there are items that are so helpful we want to give them greater exposure. Here’s some interesting insight; thanks to CATCH THE BUZZ, an e-publication of Bee Culture. The most basic and essential advice for anyone with hopes of Read more >

Other Bee Species Assist Honeybees

January 31, 2013 | Healthy Bees

  While we’re partial to the honeybee, a recent study found that they are more effective at pollinating almonds when other species of bees are present. These other bee species, such as blue orchard, sweat, carpenter, bumble and wild bees, when foraging almonds alongside honeybees, result in a Read more >