beekeeping

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.

How to Start Beekeeping: 10 or 8 Frame Hives

How to Start Beekeeping: 10 or 8 Frame Hives

As a beginner beekeeper, it is important to choose whether to use 8 frame bee equipment or 10 frame bee equipment before starting to keep bees. There are advantages and disadvantages to using both types, so read our blog to find out which is right for you. 

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.

How to Start Beekeeping: Medium or Deep Boxes?

How to Start Beekeeping: Medium or Deep Boxes?

Starting to keep bees requires a lot of  upfront decision making, some are easy to change later than others. Choosing to use all medium boxes or a combination of deep, medium or shallow boxes is decisions that is harder to change later. If you use a combination of sizes, it is difficult to undue that decision and change to only medium boxes.