Beehives December 2017

Below are photos of my insulated beehives for winter 2017. In November there was a very small amount of bees going in and out of the hive. In December there were no bees seen going in and out of the hives. The insulation was added on December 6th. The close up  of the entrance of [...]

July, August, September 2017 Beehives

Total Beehives: 5 I treated the beehives with varroa treatments because I do not plan to harvest the honey this year. August and September are the best months to harvest honey and early spring and winter are the best times to treat for varroa mites. I have lost hives in the past in early spring [...]

Beekeeping Articles

Below are eight articles about saving the bees from Christy at Thank you so much for visiting my blog and emailing me Christy and for helping me spread the buzz about bees! I currently do not get a lot of emails from blog visitors and it cheers me up when I receive them. There [...]

Beehives Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Below are photos taken of my five beehives on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at around 4:30 pm. removed insulation from Hive 1 (top bar hive), Hive 2, 6, and 7. All of the insulation was ant infested did not remove insulation last visit as was working on the hive that did not survive, ran out [...]

August, September, October, November 2016 Beehive Photos

August 14, 2016 (Beehive Photos Below) irregular comb from my very novice years top bar hive had some pretty big ants, placed cornmeal near the ants definitely had poison ivy this time of year planted tiger lilies near a black walnut tree, may have been a mistake as they could be sensitive to the the [...]

Winterized Beehives 2016

These are photos of my winterized beehives (taken on Wednesday, November 30, 2016). As a beginner beekeeper this is what I have now. In the future I would like to have a better system where maybe I slip on the insulation. A few of the hives had inner covers that came out a little and [...]

Beehives May 2016 Photos and Summary

Here are photos of my six active beehives/apiary as of May 2016. I was hoping to make a nice PowerPoint out of this to post to YouTube, but maybe in the future. It was not working out as I had to re-purchase the Microsoft office suite and Open Office was very different. This is what [...]

Honeybee Metamorphosis Video

Below is a very short approximately one minute online video from on honeybees as mentioned in the May 2015 National Geographic article “Quest For A Superbee.” The link is at the bottom of this post. I have found it very surprising to learn how many pests and predators and diseases there are for honey [...]

Tales From the Hive PBS YouTube Beekeeping Video

Below is an approximately 54 minute PBS beekeeping video found on YouTube. There are some very good videos you can find on YouTube. It is called Tales From the Hive (2000, 2007) and chronicles  one year of a bee colony. Really enjoyed it and found it informative and helpful. I never saw a swarm of [...]

A Favorite YouTube Beekeeping Video

Below is one of my favorite beekeeping videos I found on YouTube. It is by LDSPrepper and called ‘Honey Extraction: 3 Uncapping Methods.’ The information is very helpful and I decided to try Fischer’s Bee-Quick fumigant after watching this. It is my first year beekeeping and I have found the bees more aggressive than what [...]