Packages

5 Ways to Fix a Package Queen that Failed

5 Ways to Fix a Package Queen that Failed

The queen bee delivered with package bees has a good chance of dying during the first year. I suspect 50%+ package queens die within a few months of being added, leaving the new beekeeper queenless in the worst possible time. If you are a beginner beekeeper or have several years of experience, there are options.

5 Ways to Fix a Package Queen that Failed

5 Ways to Fix a Package Queen that Failed

The queen bee delivered with package bees has a good chance of dying during the first year. I suspect 50%+ package queens die within a few months of being added, leaving the new beekeeper queenless in the worst possible time. If you are a beginner beekeeper or have several years of experience, there are options.

Packages or Nucleus Hives, Which is Better?

Packages or Nucleus Hives, Which is Better?

One of the major questions new beekeepers are faced with. Should I start with a nucleus hive or a package? It's a great question, because they are very different and advice on them abounds. We address the differences and come up with a conclusion to help you make your own conclusion.