Tag: college station bees

Flight School – Orientation Flights

Flight school and orientation flights can often be confused with swarming. Learn about this behavior and how to recognize it.

Spring Splits

We had our first large scale spring split adventure this year. We did a combination of grafting queen cells, harvesting natural queen cells and purchasing cells from a Texas breeder. We made some mistakes, learned lots of lessons, and now have an additional 60+ hives going into the Spring.

Rotating Comb

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.