June gap is a tough time for bee colonies because there is a shortage of food for the bees. It is a very strange phenomenon that occurs in United Kingdom and some other countries of the world. The term June gap refers to the shortage of nectar and pollen for the bees. This makes the survival of the colonies a lot more difficult.
Everything you need to be a good beekeeper
Why Use Cypress for Beehives16089 Views 5 Liked
How to know, how many kg of honey i have There are a lot of beekeepers who want to do everything on their own. If you are a regular beekeeper, you must be well aware of the struggles of maintaining your beehive. One of the most important things you should consider is the type of wood to use in your beehive. There is a wide variety of woods available for beehives.
This is the main reasons why you need a hive scale.14315 Views 6 Liked
How to know, how many kg of honey i have A very important tool that any beekeeper will ever use is a hive-scale. Hive scales let you monitor how much honey is present at the moment inside your hive. You can also take out other data such as their current and past weight according to your wish. People have survived without getting a hive scale in the past, but why say no to something which will only enhance your beekeeping. Here are the reasons why you need a hive scale.
How To Assemble Foundationless Frames12711 Views 5 Liked
How to know, how many kg of honey i have One of the most expensive things in beekeeping is buying frames. They can cost you a lot of money. However, if you assemble them yourself, then you can easily save some extra bucks to invest in other things. There are a lot of ways to assemble foundationless frames, but today we will tell you the most effective and easy way to assemble them.
What Is Queen Cup?11320 Views 3 Liked
How to know, how many kg of honey i have Every beehive has a queen bee. Without a queen, a hive won’t be able to survive. The queen lays the eggs which are called the larvae which is the future of the hive. But if there is just one queen, then how is another queen decided? This is where the role of queen cups comes. A queen cup is a queen cell. These are the cells which go on to produce queen bees in the future. But these are just a mere form of insurances for the queen bee. If she wants to...
Tips to Keep your Package Bees from Leaving10120 Views 2 Liked
How to know, how many kg of honey i have If you are a beekeeper or have knowledge about it, you might also know a little about package bees. You can’t travel to forests and hunt for bees so that you can capture them and then start beekeeping. Bee packages are containers of bees which you can install into your hive for beekeeping. These packages have sugar syrup so that the bees inside can stay alive. Every package consists of a queen bee and some worker bees. But a problem which most of the...
Six fascinating ways honeybees communicate14337 Views 3 Liked
A strong colony of honeybees works together buzzing and whirring. During summer, a productive hive will have 50,000 or more members, only then a colony is considered fully mature. Every bee in the hive is assigned with a job. Every little yellow bud strives hard foraging and collecting nectar, feeding the young larvae, producing honey and ensure the colony is enriched with food for surviving a week or more. The key factor behind this successful and efficient work is healthy communication.
Why you shouldg grow buckwheat for bees?12920 Views 3 Liked
It is susceptible to cultivate plants like flowers and herbs during the warm and productive months of summer. It is often difficult for the insects to manage as there is a surplus of forage available at this season of the year. Whereas in the autumn there is only a limited variety of flowers available for the remaining insects, one of them is honeybees. These bees pull off and survive for winter while the other stinging insects like yellow jackets and wasps die in large groups by this time...
Guide to attract mason bees13524 Views 2 Liked
Few techniques are still useful, secure to keep the ecosystem safe by growing mason bees, tiny insects that gain popularity for both gardeners, including farmers. What is more, promoting your slice for the earth is natural mason bees –no matter how big or small this can help counteract the negative impacts of decreasing population of honey bees.
Things to know about yellow jackets in the fall12322 Views 2 Liked
Yellow Jackets are aggressive insects with an unbearable sting and bite. Each insect can sting multiple times. These yellow and black insect species are generally found in North America. Yellow Jackets are found habitat in deep tree logs or wall cracks in the house. These nests are difficult to locate as the entrance is very small to be noted. The Yellow Jacket workers hunt for food within an area of 1000 feet from their nests.
Why you should keep chickens and honeybees together?23897 Views 2 Liked
Today, we are going to talk about one of the most confusing matters for all the honeybee keepers. Is it a good idea to keep chickens and honeybees together? There are so many people who believe that it is not a good idea to keep them together as they can bother each other, but we would like to clarify that it is no more than a myth. While we agree that there can be few exceptions too.
How To Divide Your Beehive In Two Parts11121 Views 1 Liked
Keeping bees is an amazing thing that only beekeepers can understand. There is a lot of fun and challenges involve in beekeeping. One of the things that you can struggle with is to divide your beehive into two groups. It is really a confusing task to divide one beehive into two different beehives.