Healthy Bees

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

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The Newspaper Combination

September 28, 2012 | Healthy Bees

When we asked two of our expert beekeepers to write about getting hives ready for winter, they both mentioned the newspaper method for combining hives. This concept unto itself is important, so here is what they shared. From Master Beekeeper Kent: If the poor colony is joined with another hive, then Read more >

Not-So-Golden Side of Goldenrod

August 29, 2012 | Healthy Bees

This time of year, honeybees are feasting on this nectar-rich plant when available. Their opinion of its golden goodness may not be shared by us humans. For starters, goldenrod nectar can cause a “locker room” smell in the hive. Additionally, if the resulting honey is primarily from goldenrod nectar, it Read more >