Category - Bee Keeping

Working with Bee Hives

Beekeepers need equipment to maintain honey bee colonies and collect and produce honey and beeswax for sale. This equipment is called hive tools; such as the specially designed levers which aids in the removal of frames...

Tips on Harvesting Honey

Bee keeping is one of the businesses everybody is looking for, especially if one wants to stay at the comfort of his own home. This is because such a business can be done in one’s backyard. It is also easy to undertake...

Structure of the Colony of Bees

A domesticated colony of bees is usually housed in a rectangular hive body, in which eight or ten parallel frames house the honeycomb’s vertical plates, which contains the larvae, egg, pupae, and food for the colony. If...

Seasons in Beekeeping

Beekeeping is definitely different in every season, whether in summer, in autumn, in spring, or in the winter season. Bees’ behaviour is always affected by these seasonal aspects. Either the bees must work at all times...

Mite Control: Bee Keeping

Beekeepers should always be responsible for the welfare and survival of the bee colonies especially from the threatening presence of mites. In doing so, we must first familiarise ourselves with these parasites. The...

Harvesting and Marketing Honey

Harvesting and marketing the honey is the most awaited-for time for bee keepers. From honey, there can be money! There are things that must be taken into consideration before a beekeeper can harvest the honey and sell...

Feeding Hungry Bees

In order to stimulate the colony’s egg laying capacity and increase the production and gathering of nectar and pollen from plants, enough honey must be left in the hive to avoid starvation and prevent artificial feeding...

Feeding Bees

Feeding bees is the way of supplementing a hive at several peak times in the year to enhance its viability. After removing the honey crop, it is very important that the bees have enough food to take them through the...

Examining the Hive

In a general sense, a beehive is a surrounded structure in which a number of honeybee species live and nurture their young. Colonies of honeybee accommodate the existing structures of natural beehives. Domestic...

Evolution of Hive Design

The transferable design of comb hives by Langstroth was pounced upon by inventors and beekeepers from both side of Atlantic and new transferable designs of comb hive were perfected and created in France, England, the U...