About the Author

Josh Vaisman

Josh Vaisman is an avid beekeeper and instructor in Northern Colorado. An active member of the Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association, Josh has been involved in the education of new beekeepers on behalf of the association and privately. Like most people who study apiculture, Josh started into beekeeping as a hobby, and offers valuable experience to those wanting to start beekeeping about the learning curve involved, what to do, and what not to do when getting started. When not tending to his hives, Josh is a Positive Change Ninja with Flourish Veterinary Consulting, a company he co-founded to apply the science of well-being to the veterinary workplace. He lives in Firestone, Colorado with his wife, Greta.
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Articles by Josh Vaisman

Should You Feed Native Bees?

Should you feed native bees? Josh Vaisman explains the whys and why nots.

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Feeding Honey Bees 101
September 9, 2022 · · Hive Highlights

Feeding honey bees? Wait a sec! I thought that’s the reason we got honey bees … so they can feed us.

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Feeding Honey Bees Successfully
August 15, 2022 · · Health & Pests

Sometimes even the honey bee is stretched too far when resources just aren’t available. In this article, we’ll cover the why, how, and when of feeding bees.

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OAV: How to Treat Varroa Mites
July 25, 2022 · · Health & Pests

In this article, I’ll discuss our experience trying to manage varroa mites our first couple years in beekeeping, some lessons we learned, a new way of approaching varroa management, and address some common questions about our management plan.

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How Many Frames of Capped Brood is Optimum in a Double Deep During Summer?

Tyler from Montana writes: How many frames of capped brood is the optimum in a double deep during summer?

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Why Did My Bees Leave the Hive? What is NOT a Swarm!
April 11, 2022 · · Health & Pests

You may find yourself frantically searching “Why did my bees leave the hive?” There are plenty of reasons colonies leave the hive.

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LIST: Common Beekeeping Terms You Should Know
January 18, 2022 · · Beekeeping 101

It seems like every hobby comes with its own set of words and sayings. Beekeeping is no exception. I recall the first time I heard an experienced beekeeper talk about her “ladies” during a beginning beekeeping course. Looking around the room and seeing both woman and men, I was all sorts of

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Urban Beekeeping Benefits You and Your Neighbors
December 10, 2021 · · Beekeeping 101

The list of urban beekeeping benefits is extensive, so long as we approach it in a neighborly way. Being a courteous beekeeper in a city or suburb goes a long way.

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Should I Leave Supers on For the Winter?

Should I leave supers on for the winter?

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Preparing Honey Bees for Winter
September 28, 2021 · · Health & Pests

It’s time to start preparing your bees for winter. It’s important to understand what winterizing beehives look like for a backyard beekeeper.

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