Healthy Bees

Hive Body Reversal

April 1, 2013 | Healthy Bees

By Dennis Brown, Lone Star Farms,, Author of “Beekeeping: A Personal Journey” and “Beekeeping: Questions and Answers” I’m often asked if it does any good to reverse your hive bodies in the spring? That’s a suggested way to prevent swarming. Most all of the Read more >

Springtime Activities for Bee Health

February 28, 2013 | Healthy Bees

By Gary S. Reuter, Apiculture Technician, Department of Entomology; University of Minnesota In this article I would like to discuss the factors in a honey bee colony that pertain to winter and early spring. How does a colony make it through the cold winter? What are some of the hazards? What can we do Read more >

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 >