beekeeping tips for SeptemberRead more +01 September 2021 By Bryan Owens in Beekeeping

Beekeeping Tips for September

Beekeeping Tips for September Hive population continues to drop and Drones start to disappear. The Queen is laying  fewer eggs. Some or all colonies may need feeding. Some or all colonies may need Re-Queening. Pollen should only be fed dry in outside feeders or mixed in syrup. No patties should be fed due to increased
Read more +24 August 2021 By Bryan Owens in Beekeeping

Honey Bees Love Goldenrod

Allergy sufferers know this time of year all too well. It’s ragweed season. It’s also the time of year when goldenrod is blooming. And, honeybees love goldenrod! Ragweed and goldenrod look similar. However, ragweed creates airborne pollen that many people are allergic to, while goldenrod does not. Goldenrod is one of those plants that everyone
Read more +16 August 2021 By beewellh in Beekeeping

Varroa Mites and Bees

Varroa mites are a parasitic pest of honeybees and create a “world of woes” for beekeepers worldwide.  They developed in Indonesia –  where they only reproduced in drone brood and did little damage to the bee colony as a whole.  In other parts of the world, Varroa has had a devastating effect on Apis Mellifera (our European
Read more +14 August 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
bee well honey farmRead more +01 August 2021 By Bryan Owens in Beekeeping

Beekeeping Tips for August

Beekeeping Tips for August The colony’s growth is diminishing in numbers and the honey flow is coming to an end. When bees stop producing honey, remove all honey supers. (Except one !)  Remember to leave one full super of honey for the bees. This is what they will live on during the winter. No more
what do bees doRead more +13 July 2021 By Bryan Owens in Beekeeping

The Honey Files: What Do Bees Do?

Source: The National Honey Board   Made for kids grade 2-4, these handy activity sheets are designed to teach your kids about bees, honey, and just how important they are to the world. Covering everything from beehives, pollination, how honey is made and even bee sustainability, each sheet features a fun activity kids can do
Read more +05 July 2021 By Bryan Owens in Beekeeping

Beekeeping Tips for July

Beekeeping Tips for July This is a “Hot and Humid “month and the bees will cluster on the outside of the hive to cool off. They will continue to make honey,  weather permitting and beekeepers should start to remove ripe honey. Remember to leave enough honey for the bees. If you remove all the honey,
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