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When treating the ground with salt water to control Small Hive Beetle (SHB), what ratio of water to salt do you use?
Roughly ten pounds per 25 gallons. Read more >
Editor’s Note: Each month, we review some bee basics for our newbee readers. As it’s swarm season, we’ve turned to a couple of experts to review basics. Michael Bush: Swarming 101 Swarming is when the old queen and part of the bees leave to start a new colony. Afterswarms are after the old queen Read more >
A relative newbee found this in her second year hive. She assumes it is a group of supercedure queen cells, but wonders why they want a new queen because it is a strong hive. She noted that: A month ago the hive had a great brood pattern extending over 5-6 frames. Now there’s a great brood pattern Read more >