How to prepare bees to withstand a cold Minnesota winter. Do you wrap them? What about quilt boxes, candy boards, food and sugar, mouse guards? All of this and more are discussed.
We started out using frame feeders to feed our honey bees. Our logic was this: in-frame feeding reduces robbing and the they came with our initial colony, so why not. Well....hundreds and thousands of dead bees later, we needed another option. We tried all sorts of bee preservers and floats but whether it was cork … Continue reading Ultimate (and FREE) Solution to feeding honey bees without causing drowning or death using mushrooms and pine needles
Keep Ants out of Your beehives without chemicals or moats
The number one complaint about bees....stings. In all our years raising honey bees in MN, we've racked up our fair share of bee stings, and we've learned a thing or two about how to reduce the swelling. Honey Bee Sting Swelling Home Remedy Options Onions - people claim that rubbing the sting with a cut … Continue reading How to Lessen the Honey Bee Sting Swelling Reaction
Honey Bee society has much to teach humanity. Here we explore 3 lessons we can take today to improve our world.