First year beekeepers can have a tough time figuring out what to do. We wrote a one page primer on parts of a bee hive, advice for beginner beekeepers and a few other tips.
As of September 2015, honey cannot be certified organic by the USDA. Any certified honey sold in the United States is imported from other countries and certified organic by that country. A US beekeeper can have non-certified organic honey that is raised organically, but it is nearly impossible to actually produce. Read on to know why.
Make sugar syrup for your bees using these easy recipes for 1 gallon or 5 gallons at a time. This guide is for making thin, 1:1 sugar syrup quickly and easily without a mess. Find out how much sugar to feed your bees to equal 1 frame of capped "honey".
When you have a 2 or more hives to feed, we find it easier to make about 5 gallons of syrup at a time, rather than 1 gallon at a time. To do this, we measured out the fill marks on the inside of 2 (5-gallon) buckets. Each bucket has a fill line for the water and a separate fill line for the sugar.
Over 800 beekeepers came to the ACES meeting organized by Auburn University today. Talk of the day goes to Roy Smith from the Florida panhandle. He explained the honey he considered the "Cadillac of honey", among his 30+ other varietals.
During January and February, southern honeybees work the trees over to collect pollen for the next generation of bees. They work proficiently, flying from tree to tree, gathering what they need. Some bees aren't as profecient as others... Check out this slow-motion video of our backyard hives to see it for yourself.
10 topics to expect on our blog from top bar hives to bee hive scale data.
Making the most of your time is important to me, so conciseness and on-topic information is my goal. Here are some of the topics you should expect:
- Information about current events affecting honeybees
- Top bar hive and Langstroth hive management techniques