Bee Season has Begun!

Well, my beekeeping friends, our season for beekeeping has begun here in the Piedmont area of GA. There are a couple of items you need to be watching for to insure a great season. Feed Your Bees! Be sure to go into your hives to check your food supply for your bees....

Varroa Mites and Bees

I was running out of time to split my hives.  I wanted to put them in nucs to overwinter. I love going into the hives and just looking.  You can tell so much about a hive through observation. In this particular hive, I saw a bee with deformed wings. Side by side...

Spring Bees – March ’11

Well, my hives made it through the winter and I didn’t lose any.  I feel very fortunate because it’s so common to lose at least one hive. Talked to a gentleman in the mountains who lost 16 of his 17 hives. As you can see by the pictures, the girls hit the...