Treatment free beekeeping is a combination of diligent management and survival of the fittest. The theory is to raise survivor stock while also encouraging the best honey bees traits (honey production, hygiene, temperament) to dominate.
In a world where antibiotics are always the answer, there have been great strides in breeding programs working to promote better bees through selected genetics.
We love getting feral hives and swarms brought to our bee yard. Although there are varying philosophies on types of bees and breeds, we believe that a diversified bee population is our best bet to get healthy, survivor bees. I’ve always been a fan of… Continue Reading “Honeybee Hive Relocation & Bee Breeds”
Rotating comb for a healthier bee colony is a natural beekeeping technique that encourages better pattern in egg laying, better egg and honey production and a reduction of diseases by removing old and possibly contaminated comb.
Overall, we met a bunch of new beekeepers, experienced beekeepers, and a took a lot of notes – we’ll be trying out some of the things we learned about natural beekeeping on our hives soon and writing new articles for your use!