Humidity in the Hive

Humidity in the Hive To maintain a stable environment in the hive, bees need to control temperature, CO₂ and humidity; however the focus of attention is usually brood temperature.  There [...]

Watch your Weight!

Watch Your Weight! How well your bees go into the winter is of paramount importance to the colony’s success next season and its potential to produce a good crop. All [...]

After the Swarm

After the Swarm Swarming is a risky business for honey bees. The swarm bees may not find a suitable new residence and perish in bad weather. For the stay at [...]

The Behaviour of Honey Bees Preparing to Swarm

The Behaviour of Honey Bees Preparing to Swarm Swarming is a topic that pre-occupies beekeepers around the world, in particular identifying if and when their bees are going to swarm. [...]

Monitoring early season bee activity and the first nectar flow

Monitoring early season bee activity and the first nectar flow With the arrival of spring the bees are increasingly active however the weather is still changeable and nectar flows can [...]