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First Hive Inspection – What to Look For

So you made it through the install. Maybe you’ve seen your ladies making treks out into the great wide open for resources, returning home with pollen baskets full. And now you’re ready to take...

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The Worst Thing That Can Happen to a Beekeeper

I was really excited for April 2nd, 2020.   I’ve had it on the calendar since early December.  It was package pickup day. If you don’t know, bees are usually bought in one of two...

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Honey Harvest Disaster – Avoid These Errors

My very first honey harvest I did almost everything wrong. I entered the spring of my second season as a beekeeper having kept two out of two hives alive through winter.  Though I lost...

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Why the Hell Did I Treat for Varroa?

If you practice some sort of IPM (integrated pest management, for the uninitiated), and treat for Varroa Destructor, you’ve heard just how important it is to follow, exactly, the directions on the labels of...