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.