Winter Beekeeping

What’s Wrong with my Homemade Fondant?
November 14, 2019 · · Ask The Expert

Beekeepers add vinegar to fondant recipes under the mistaken idea that you need to invert the sucrose for the bees. This is not true. Most nectar is mainly sucrose, but the instant the bees ingest it, their saliva breaks it down into glucose and fructose.

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The Importance of Winterizing Beekeeping Equipment

Add to Favorites By Alexis Griffee, Florida Winterizing beekeeping equipment, while the hive sleeps, avoids problems when the weather warms up. As the cooler weather rolls in, our thoughts on the farm …

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Movements of the Winter Bee Cluster
November 4, 2019 · · Health & Pests

Add to Favorites The honey bee cluster moves up in winter and down in summer. The downward movement is easiest to see in a feral colony built into a tree …

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Should I Leave Supers on For the Winter?

Should I leave supers on for the winter?

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What Bugs Your Bees in Winter? Know the Lineup of Beekeeping Pests.
October 2, 2019 · · Health & Pests

Add to Favorites Even before we open our first beehive, we are warned about pests that may live within. Small hive beetles, wax moths, and varroa mites are things we dread, so early in our training …

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Preparing Honeybees for Winter
September 30, 2019 · · Health & Pests

it’s important to understand what winterizing beehives look like for a backyard beekeeper.

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The Secret of Winter Bees vs Summer Bees
July 31, 2019 · · Beekeeping 101

Add to Favorites We all know that female honey bees are divided into two castes: workers and queens. Although they both arise from normal fertilized eggs, the larvae that hatch …

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What Bugs Your Bees in Summer? Know the Lineup of Beekeeping Pests.
May 13, 2019 · · Health & Pests

Add to Favorites While many creatures may choose a honey bee hive for its warmth and protection in winter, other animals are attracted to bee hives in summer. Most of …

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Deep Winter & Preparing For Spring With Bees

Add to Favorites By Tom Theobald As I said in the last article, we share a long and intimate history with the honeybee, much further back than most would ever …

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15 Easy Beekeeping Projects for Winter
February 1, 2019 · · Hives & Equipment

Add to Favorites Just when you think winter will never end, you suddenly awaken to an azure sky. You hear sounds you haven’t heard in months: frogs, birds, kids. Without …

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