Some of the nucs picked up last week already need a 2nd brood box. Keep an eye on your hive and make sure you add a 2nd box when needed. Remember when they are down to working on the last frame or two it is time for another box. Some of the nucs were so strong that it is time for another deep box already. Prevent a swarm, keep an eye on them.
The surge of interest in backyard beekeeping has reached a new peak in recent years. This is notably due to the decline in the population of honeybees and other pollinators. With this interest, however, comes the need to adhere to ordinances depending on where beehives are kept. This is to ensure that your hives can run smoothly, as well as safeguarding the vitality of the bee colony, and the well-being of neighbors. Photo by Sylvia Heaton Michigan Licensing and Registration
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 use foundation, which one? There are pros and cons to every decision in life and this is no exception. Here is the truth of it. HISTORY
In 1851 a man named Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth revolutionized beekeeping with the invention of the remo