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Mating, murder, and mutiny. Every royal tale ever told seems to be full of it. The monarchy of a beehive is no exception. From laying to slaying, the queen's role & reign expands over the entire hive through a series of verbal and nonverbal communication. This informative account will seize the story behind the honey bees, their 5 stages, and the 3 very peculiar lives they live.
If you're looking at your beehive kit like it's algebra, then reading this article will be a perfect guide to get you comfortable with how a beehive works. It explains all the ins and outs of every part of a beehive with great detail. It'll explain what the pieces are, how they work with the rest of the hive, and some secret tricks you wouldn't find anywhere else but here.
Congratulations on receiving your new hive! Now that it's here, it's time to put it all together. In this article we take you through a step by step tutorial on how to assemble all 3 of our brands. Including a video, details on how dovetails work, tip son how to avoid splitting wood, and an in depth explanation on how to assemble the frames & foundations.
Choosing where to place a beehive apiary is one of the hardest decisions a new beekeeper has to make. The location depends on how your backyard is set up. Do you have a lot of trees? Are you on a hill? Does your yard stay wet after the rain? There are plenty of elements you should consider. In this article we've compiled the top 10 factors when considering where to place a beehive.
Now that you've got a good spot picked out and your hive is all assembled, you're ready to go. There's only one last step holding you back from breaking your bee fever and becoming a beekeeper - owning a colony of bees. This article is an helpful guide to, Finding Swarms, Baiting Swarms, Splitting Hives, Buying Packages of Bees, and Purchasing Nucs of Bees.
As it always does, winter is going to happen this year. During the frost, your bees will undergo the biggest battle of their lifetime. To help you get them ready, there are many steps that you can take to make them as prepared as possible. This is an Ultimate Guide chock full of recipes, recommendations, instructional YouTube videos, and multiple answers to different winter issues.