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Prevent and prepare for swarming

Although natural swarming can help grow your livestock, most of the time it downsizes the opportunity of harvest by depriving the colony 4 to 8 pounds […]

Summer Heat

Let’s talk about heat. Here in California we beekeepers are afforded an excellent opportunity. Not only are we surrounded by beautiful scenery, but we live in […]

How to prep for harvest in beekeeping

When your colonies grow bigger and occupy most of the hive, you need to add supers, so that your bees can start stocking honey in them. […]

Harvesting your supers

Harvesting times differ according to what honey you want. If you want a specific plant’s honey, you need to harvest right at the end of this […]

Welcome to my story

I grew up in Indiana, known as the land of corn and soybeans. Luckily, I had grandparents who owned a berry farm. That offered not only […]

Purchasing populated hives

Pushasing populated hives from another beekeeper, through internet ads for instance, requires some careful considerations. If you consider yourself a beginner in beekeeping, it would probably […]

Finding and marking your Queen Bee

The queen is the central figure of the hive. She must be changed regularly and inserted in a several thousand-bees population. Finding and marking a queen […]

TED TALKS: The first 21 days of a bee’s life

We’ve heard that bees are disappearing. But what is making bee colonies so vulnerable? Photographer Anand Varma raised bees in his backyard — in front of […]

TED TALKS: Why bees are disappearing

Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying […]

How to handle and monitor your frames of your beehive

Thanks to the hive-with-frame system, every beekeeper can thoroughly handle and monitor their colonies. Nonetheless, you should always be careful not to hurt your bees, and […]