Are beekeeping suits white because bees associate dark colors with bears? Or maybe because white absorbs less heat from the sun and summers can be darn hot?
Record keeping helps you learn about your bees and manage your colonies more efficiently, You can create your own, use a template or try a mobile app.
Beginning beekeeper kits include a fairly standard list of items. Here’s what you can expect to get and one major change we would make.
A nectar dearth can occur any time that plants slow down production of their sugary, sweet liquid needed for making honey. Learn to recognize and deal with it.
I’m Melanie Howard. My husband, Jim, and I want to share with you everything we’ve learned about beekeeping since we were newbies 6 years ago. Maybe the the ups and downs we’ve experienced can help you along the way.
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