Honey bees collect nectar, pollen, and water to create three nutritional foods: honey, bee bread, and royal jelly. A beekeeper may feed honey bees protein supplements for pollen or sugar substitutes for nectar.
Honey bees collect pollen (protein), nectar (carbs), and water as primary food sources and use them as building blocks for honey, bee bread, and royal jelly.
When it’s time to harvest honey, you will need to remove capped honey frames from the hive and leave the bees behind. Here are several methods/devices to use.
A honeybee garden that provides pollen and nectar rich plants throughout the year may give your colonies the boost they need. Here are plants to consider.
The aptly named Varroa destructor mite is virtually unavoidable. Learn how to monitor and manage it to minimize its impact and maintain healthy, surviving colonies.
The honey bee life cycle is 4 stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Learn about each stage to gain insights into your colony’s development and health.