Tag: texas apiary

How To Store Empty Supers

Why can’t you just leave unused honeycomb in your garage or shop for the winter? We’ll tell you all about it.

Wasps, Carpenter, Bumbles and Honey Bees

So this seems obvious, but we meet people all the time that can’t tell the difference between wasps, honeybees, bumble bees, and carpenter bees – we can’t totally blame them as they have just enough similarities to make it confusing. However, there are pretty major differences that make the honeybee stand out both physically and culturally.

Apiary Lingo – Types of Beehives

Among the man-made hives, there are many types. Langstroth, Warre and top bar hive are the commonly used. Let us delve into the specifics of these hives.

Texas Summer Clinic – 2016

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!

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.