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 [...]

Internal temperature of overwintering bee hives

Internal temperature of overwintering migratory bee hives  W. G. MEIKLE et al  “Internal hive temperature was found to be an effective response variable in detecting differences among colonies during winter and [...]

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 [...]

Meet the Arnia team – Sandra Evans

Meet the team – Sandra Evans, Arnia co-founder – Promoting science in bee yards and schools Sandra is a qualified Plant Scientist but these days can also list; beekeeper, researcher, [...]

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. [...]

Build the Buzz

Build the Buzz Arnia has joined forces with the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) to launch a national scientific project to help improve the health and welfare of our honeybees. Called [...]

Hive Humidity

Humidity of the brood nest is important for the overall fitness of a honeybee colony. Numerous studies have demonstrated that either high or low levels of humidity affect the health [...]

Temperature and Thermoregulation in the Beehive

Brood nest temperature is of extreme importance to the colony and is controlled with utmost precision. Honey bees maintain the temperature of the brood nest between 32°C and optimally 35°C [...]