December brings changes to the colony which are interesting to the beekeeper. December is also a challenging month for all beekeepers regardless if you live
Essential oils are concentrated hydrophobic liquids. They have different aromatic compounds and are extracted from plants. Using essential oils in beekeeping helps beekeepers avoid applying
November is a very interesting month for beekeepers. The key for all beekeepers is to see if your bees are “thriving” or just “surviving”. Always
This is a question we here a lot from new beekeepers to experienced beekeepers. Let’s step back for a moment and look at what we
This is a very common question we receive here at MSH. Feeding our bees is an important task and not all feeders are best due
A very common hive problem becomes apparent in September through October. Your colony has produced several gallons of honey and you are a happy beekeeper!
Russian honey bees are much different then Italian honey bees. We will take a brief look at the differences between these two bees. According to
This is a very important time to inspect your hive. For many in the Southeast, you have already pulled your honey frames and have already
Plant nectar is a very important part of our bee’s daily life and the colony. Most plants have a certain time each day when the
You have just placed your package of bees or nuc into your deep hive body. Now you wonder when should you place your next honey
A swarm is mostly a natural occurrence that honey bees do as part of their genetic make-up. The two most common reasons for swarms can
Installing your package of bees is a very important first step in having a successful start to beekeeping.
Let’s take a look at why would a beekeeper want to raise a new colony of honey bees in a nuc box or a traditional
A common phone call that we receive in March of each year: Caller – “Ray, I do not know what happened. I opened my hive
The cool Fall days are here! One of our most common beekeeper statements is “my bees died over the winter and there was no honey
As beekeepers we literally have to pop open or pry open the top cover and the inner cover of a beehive with our hive tool.
Chickens can be a friend to the honey bees! If you are considering keeping a few chickens, allowing them to free range or roam around
This article is focused on the generalities of each bee. As we all know, the queens will ultimately determine the characteristics of the hive. So
This video will step you through how to get your bee hive ready for winter weather. There are simple and inexpensive ways to prepare your hive
Why is it so important for your hive to beard on warm Spring and Summer days? Watch this video for the many forms of bearding.
Many times the new beekeeper is faced with harvesting honey for the first time and not knowing what to do. This is a step-by-step video
In the South, Goldenrod is basically the last true nectar and pollen source for your bees for the season. Goldenrod tends to mature at different
A “cloud of bees forming a swarm is a spectacular sight.” What happens in a honey bee swarm? When a colony grows to a certain
Today, we finally finished what we began in November. We opened a new Nuc yard with approx. 140 new nuc boxes to raise our bees
This is for all the attendees that came to the Georgia Beekeepers Association Spring Meeting earlier today and wanted to have this presentation. Glad to