Category: Backyard Apiary

This section tailors to the backyard beekeeper and basic apiary information. We explore strategies, definitions, and the basics of beekeeping in this topic.

Small Colonies – Defense Challenges

As we get into the dearth, it is important to evaluate your colony space, size, and health and take extra precautions when feeding and inspecting.

Super Superorganisms

Honey bees are fascinating superorganisms. What does that mean exactly?!

Replacing A Queen

Replacing a queen with success requires a little preparation and the right tools. Queen bees are too expensive to lose to user error.

Drone Pheromone

Drones produce a specific pheromone that can help distinguish them from worker bees and queen bees. Here’s how it works.

Treatment vs. Treatment-Free Beekeeping

Should you be a treatment-free beekeeper? Should you treat your bees for diseases and pests? What approach works best and is proven?