Why do more of my bees make it through the winter?

I have been asked how do we get so many bees to make it through the winter? 1) Ventilation, Ventilation, Ventilation, There is a lot of condensation in a hive and if that drips down on the bees their dead. 2) Constant care even in the winter. Depending on the bee’s...

Raw vs Pasturized

Found this on Twitter. Pretty much says it all. The differences between raw and pasteurized honey are substantial. Raw honey is an alkaline-forming food that contains natural vitamins, enzymes, powerful antioxidants and other important natural nutrients. These are the...

Natural Cough Suppressant (Great for Kids)

Article from the National Honey Board Honey has been used for centuries to help alleviate some of the symptoms associated with a common cold. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, many things can cause a sore throat. These include infections with...

Confusion over ultrafiltration and Pollen

The National Honey Board Clarifies Confusion Over Pollen and Ultrafiltration Firestone, Colo. – August 7, 2012 – Honey has been in the news recently, covering topics from its source to its authenticity. The National Honey Board (NHB), a federal research and promotion...

The July Basswood Honey flow is coming???

  In SE Michiganthe Basswood honey flow is the biggest honey flow of the year. But this year it might be different.  With hardly any rain, the trees might be to dry to produce Nectar. I have been watching the sweet clover and I do not see any bees working it, which...

The Bee Informed Partnership

The Bee Informed Partnership, a joint project among numerous universities and laboratories, is a project whose aim is to help beekeepers make better management decisions and thus reduce colony losses. To do this effectively, we need beekeepers, lots of beekeepers, to...
Early Summer Temperatures Can Drive Beekeepers Crazy

Early Summer Temperatures Can Drive Beekeepers Crazy

Early summer temps can drive Beekeepers crazy & Awesome video Paid advertisment: I still have Nucs available All the Beekeepers might know this but everyone else might be interested in what is going on with the beekeepers and this crazy weather. Have not written a...

Crystallized Honey is still good!!

Crystallized Honey is still good Many people think crystallized honey is no good. This is far from the truth. All good honey will crystallize with a few exceptions. I define good honey as any honey that is not over heated during the extracting or bottling process. DO...