Varroa Sensitive Hygiene (VSH)

Varroa Sensitive Hygiene (VSH)

Varroa is the first problem of bees before beekeeping practices, food problems (nectar and pollen), and chemicals used in agriculture. In order to fight against this plague, several possibilities are available to the beekeeper to help his bees. The most common is the...
At what temperature is it safe to open a beehive?

At what temperature is it safe to open a beehive?

The temperature at the heart of the bee cluster is essential. A temperature of 95°F in the brood nest is required. This temperature must remain constant for the good development of the bee larvae. Maintaining the temperature requires a lot of energy from the bees and...
How many bees are in a nuc?

How many bees are in a nuc?

How many bees are in a 5 frame bee nucs? The number of bees in a beehive varies according to the time of year. At the lowest point of the year, there are about 15,000 bees per hive with a queen. The lowest number of bees corresponds to the winter solstice, around...
Propolis helps protect the hive

Propolis helps protect the hive

In Ancient Greece, they noticed that bees would use a natural resin to close up the entrance of their hives. Hence the term « propolis », which means « before the city ». Nowadays, we harvest propolis for its therapeutic attributes. Propolis helps...