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How fast does a bee colony grow?

How fast does a bee colony grow?

Spring is a time of strong colony development. It is the time when it is necessary to develop the colonies by giving them space. As soon as the temperature rises and the spring honey flow begins, the beekeeper's role is to give space to the colonies to prevent...

Collect your bees during the Coronavirus period

Collect your bees during the Coronavirus period

To respect the instructions of the government, here is the procedure to come to get your bee nuc or your beehive: The week before, we'll confirm your time slot.Once you get to the parking lot, you stay in your carA beekeeper will come and ask your name within 6 feet...

How do you transfer bees from a NUC to a hive?

How do you transfer bees from a NUC to a hive?

What's a 5 frame bee nuc? A bee nuc or nucleus is generally composed of a queen in laying and five frames including three of brood and two of food, honey, and pollen. It is not about a naked swarm which is composed to him of a packet of bees without frames and a queen...

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...

How much does it cost for hobby beekeeping?

How much does it cost for hobby beekeeping?

How much does it cost to set up beekeeping?To start beekeeping, you need bees with a queen, a hive to welcome your bees and your equipment to visit your colony in peace. The total price to start in beekeeping is $595. This is detail. For the beekeeper, you need: – Bee...

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