Tag: bee hives
Native bees don’t live in hives but they might live in a bee hotel. Bee hotels are small structures you can build out of bamboo, wood or even cardboard tubes.
The dance is actually the mating ritual of honey bees. So how do bees mate? It’s a fascinating tale!
Many factors are important in determining a beehive location, including the relative amounts of sun and shade for bees. Many beekeepers insist that honey bee hives should be placed in
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 we learn how to deal with them.
Besides wasps, your hives may lure in slugs, lizards, birds, frogs, skunks, raccoons, possums, and bears. Depending on the visitor, the threat to your hive can range from none to enormous.
Countryside Magazine Contributor
My wife and I took a beginning beekeeping class before becoming backyard beekeepers. We learned about varroa mites, how to test for their presence, and how to treat varroa mites.
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