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Reference/How-To

Getting Started In Beekeeping – Necessary Equipment

Getting Started In Beekeeping – Necessary Equipment

Eight or ten frame? Wax or plastic foundation? Screen or no screen for the bottom board? There are so many choices when it comes to beekeeping equipment that, for a beginner, it can become overwhelming and discouraging at a time already filled with questions and […]

How To Overwinter Bees In A Northern Climate

How To Overwinter Bees In A Northern Climate

It’s already September? Where did the time go? It seems each bee year passes more quickly than the last, and now that the leaves are starting to turn colors here in West Michigan, I have to start dreading the cold half of the year. Shoveling, […]

Which Foundation Is Right For Me?

Which Foundation Is Right For Me?

So you are at the point in your planning for bees where you are stuck with some ideological decisions. This article is intended to help you with the decision of whether you should use foundation in your frames or not, and if you choose to […]

Storing Drawn Comb/The Wax Moth Battle

Storing Drawn Comb/The Wax Moth Battle

So, you have finished your first year as a beekeeper and you have a lot of drawn comb in boxes that currently have no place on your active hives and now the question is, how should you store it so it is in good condition […]

Robber Bees And Yellow Jackets

Robber Bees And Yellow Jackets

When the days get shorter and the ferns turn brown, your bees want nothing more than to prepare for winter, kicking the drones out and centering the brood to be in the middle of the cluster. Whilst your bees are attempting to live peacefully, the […]

When To Add Another Box To Your Hive

When To Add Another Box To Your Hive

  You may have just hived a package, set up a nuc or are just curious as to the “correct” time to add another box to your hive, but unfortunately I don’t have an answer for you. Let me rephrase that, I don’t have the […]

How To Find Your Queen During An Inspection

How To Find Your Queen During An Inspection

So, you finally have some beehives in your backyard (notice I said hives, because you should most definitely get more than one to start with). You probably can’t stop thinking about them, worrying about them and being curious as to what it is they’re doing […]