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Category: Instructionals

These are slightly more detailed collection of articles with specific instructions on how to do things around the apiary.

Hive Maintenance – Sanitation

Sanitation in your apiary aids in the biosecurity of the hive and promotes overall health for your honey bee friends.

Making Beautiful Wax

I spent some time watching YouTube videos and looking up tips and tricks for rendering beautiful wax and this lady has all the facts.

Varroa Management Through Screened Bottom Boards

The theory behind this method is to allow the mites that fall off of their host bees to fall through the mesh and out of the hive. 

Installing Your New Bees

Here is a short instructional on installing your Package Bees or Nucleus Colony.

Queen Rearing – Cloake Board

Queen rearing is a great skill for a beekeeper to master – learning to produce your own queens can save you lots of money as well as provide for hives when they need you. Queen breeding can allow you to better control of the… Continue Reading “Queen Rearing – Cloake Board”