Fall Planting for Honey Bees

Fall planting can begin now, in August while it’s really hot and humid.  That’s because now is the time to take stock of what is feeding your honey bees during the nectar dearth.   This time of the year, the abundance of nectar rich spring and summer bloomers have past their prime.  If your bees… Continue reading Fall Planting for Honey Bees

The Less Pleasant Side of Modern Beekeeping: Varroa Mite Management

The excitement of the honey harvest past me, I’ve turned my attention to Varroa mites.  I performed sugar rolls utilizing the handy kit from the Bee Squad mid July. I knew my hives had mites; all of our hives have mites. I wanted a baseline number and a push to choose a treatment because I… Continue reading The Less Pleasant Side of Modern Beekeeping: Varroa Mite Management