If you are just getting into beekeeping, or looking to increase your apiary, now is the time to start debating nucs vs. packages. There are only so many ways to acquire bees: nucs, packages, catching a swarm, or making a split from someone else’s hive. 1,369 more words
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I’m currently reading Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis by Rowan Jacobsen. In the first two chapters, he does a wonderful job of outlining the history of honey bees in America, a brief introduction of their importance, as well as an overview of the inner workings of a hive. 613 more words
So enrollment for the Introduction to Beekeeping workshop is now open!
Here is a description of the class:
If you re thinking about starting a beehive or are just curious about what s involved with keeping bees, then this is a great introductory class for you. 156 more words
It’s spring, thus I offer this very simple, very shortened summary of a queen’s life…
When you buy a nuc or a package, the queen is already running the show, but if that queen dies or a colony swarms, the bees find themselves needing to make a new queen. 413 more words