One thing I’m doing differently this year is to count mites post treatment. I lost more hives last spring than is “normal” for me and I’m convinced that mite loads Continue reading
As a part of my training yard effort, I often field questions for the beekeepers that my activity reporting message reaches. Currently, the training yard is preparing to produce a few nucs that with some luck, will overwinter.
The question raised is “How late is too late to re-queen a hive?” Continue reading
As the summer solstice approaches and the last spring blooms begin to fade, my efforts begin to focus on having strong colonies for next spring. There is still a lot to do Continue reading
It appears that spring weather has just arrived in my bee yards. All of April has been cold and raining with little opportunity to open hives or better stated, what hives are left Continue reading
I’m hearing that hives loses for many beekeepers in the area are much greater than in past years. I can agree with that observation. Continue reading