Healthy Bees

Supplemental Feeding Update

September 28, 2012 | Healthy Bees

By Lady Spirit Moon Editor’s note: In light of so many articles and experts recommending supplemental feeding in the fall, we asked Lady Spirit Moon how to reconcile that expertise with her recommendations, especially for a hive that is borderline for having sufficient stores. Her answer follows. Our Read more >

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 >