Bee GardenRead more +13 June 2021 By beewellh in Beekeeping, Honeybees

Designing Your Bee Garden

The bad news: Bee habitat is on the decline, and honeybee populations are crashing. The good news: a small garden gesture can have a very positive impact!
beekeeping tips for mayRead more +04 May 2021 By Bryan Owens in Beekeeping

Beekeeping Tips for May

Beekeeping Tips for May The hive is working at top speed. Beekeepers hustle to keep up with the working bees by adding empty boxes underestimating how much equipment you need could cost you a honey crop and could enhance the swarming impulse. Make sure to keep an empty box on top during this time of
bee suppliesRead more +10 April 2021 By Bryan Owens in Beekeeping

Bee Package installation – The Basics

Taking Your Bees Home Keep bees cool and well ventilated during the drive AND once you have reached your destination.  It is best to hive your bees the day you get them, but if you must keep them in the package overnight – lightly mist them with a thin sugar water solution. Installing Your Package
bee suppliesRead more +01 April 2021 By Bryan Owens in Beekeeping

Beekeeping Tips for April

Beekeeping Tips for April Bees are roaring, new bees are humming with orientation flights and Drones are on the hunt. This is when swarming is at an all time high. Swarming generally occurs right before the heavy “Honey Flow”. Drones are fully mature for mating and Queen Cells are hatching. Love is in the air.
Read more +15 March 2021 By beewellh in Beekeeping

The Varroa Mite

Source: Bayer Magazine Beekeeper Ernst Caspari has 20 colonies of bees that collect honey for him, and he needs to protect his bees against their greatest enemy, the Varroa mite. This parasite, measuring one to two millimetres in length, is a major cause of bee losses during the winter. The Varroa mite first appeared in
beekeeperRead more +04 March 2021 By beewellh in Beekeeping

Spring Beekeeping Tips

The weather is getting warmer and days are staying lighter a little longer. So, spring can’t be that far away. To help you care for your bees this spring, we’ve compiled a few tips designed to get your colonies ready for a successful season. Make Room for the Queen Make sure that the queen has
beekeeping tips for marchRead more +28 February 2021 By Bryan Owens in Beekeeping

Beekeeping Tips for March

Beekeeping Tips for March This is a critical time for starvation. The young bees are hatching daily and the size of the colony increases by hundreds if not thousands per day. The worker bees are beginning to forage and drones begin to appear. As the days grow longer, the Queen increases her rate of egg
bee well honey farmRead more +14 February 2021 By Bryan Owens in Beekeeping

5 Frame Nuc Recipe

If you are going to make a split in the spring then MAKE A GOOD ONE! It kills me when I hear beekeepers that want to make their splits before the weather is appropriate. If you make a tiny split it will struggle terribly to survive the cold temps and you risk killing them completely.
bee well honeyRead more +14 February 2021 By Bryan Owens in Beekeeping

How We Process Our Honey

  The most asked question we receive is “How do you process your honey?” There are many different ways to process honey and most of the decisions are based upon the quantity of honey to be extracted. One of the most important factors in our process is to handle the honey to preserve every single
beekeeping tips for february bee well honeyRead more +27 January 2021 By Bryan Owens in Beekeeping

Beekeeping Tips for February

Beekeeping Tips for February The Queen still remains in the cluster and as the days become milder she begins to lay more eggs. The previous protein (Pollen Patty) is used to feed young larva. These bees will hatch out of the cell in 21 days. When young bees are being raised and days are warm,
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