Julia Miller





4/4/2016
Who knew there were different breeds of honeybees? Choosing the best breed for you depends on your goals as a beekeeper. This post covers a few of the advantages and disadvantages of the most popular breeds of honeybees.
2/1/2016
Choosing between ordering package bees, nucleus (nucs) hives and splitting your own. Maybe try all three!
11/10/2015
A few tweaks in the process may make all the difference in whether a colony survives the winter.
8/21/2015
Small hive beetles are typically considered a secondary pest in the honeybee hive, paling in comparison to the Varroa mite. But they can be more than a nuisance. Left unchecked they may wreck the hive. There are ways to combat this secondary pest.
6/17/2015
The least expensive method to grow your apiary is to split existing hives. The walk-away split is the easiest way to do this.
4/24/2015
Developing a checklist can help when loading up for a trip to the bee yard. Here's how I'm trying to eliminate unnecessary trips back to the house for a forgotten tool.
3/3/2015
Sometimes a colony of honeybees dies. Colony-collapse disorder is all over the news, but what else might have happened?
1/2/2015
Being stung is the most often quoted reason for not keeping honeybees. This was also my fear before I started keeping bees. There are ways to reduce your chances of being stung. With just a few precautions, you don't have to let this keep you from a rewarding hobby.
11/19/2014
Don't wait until spring to get into beekeeping. Order your package honeybees now.
10/8/2014
It's time to harvest honey and there must be a way to evict the bees from the super. This post covers three possible options.
9/8/2014
Learn how and why to utilize a queen excluder in your beehives.
8/11/2014
How do you manage offers of used beekeeping equipment? This post describes some creative options.
7/2/2014
Locating a queen in a hive full of thousands of bees can be hard. Here are a few tips.
6/5/2014
Choices are available when it comes to feeding a new package of honeybees. Three of the options are discussed in this post. Choose the one that is right for you.
5/6/2014
For the hobby beekeeper, try treating Varroa mites with natural remedies.
4/16/2014
Bees do not live on honey alone. Pollen provides honeybees with necessary protein.
3/25/2014
Essential oils can be a useful supplement for honeybees. Lemongrass, spearmint and thyme essential oils are being used to encourage brood development and the overall health of bees.
3/11/2014
Starting a new hobby can be intimidating when everything is unfamiliar. Walk through the basics of a beehive structure.
1/15/2014
Take a look around your property and decide where to put your new beehives. Some considerations for hive placement.
12/26/2013
What is a beekeeper to do during the long cold winter months? Eat honey of course.
12/2/2013
A small apiary uses a unique system to extract honey from frames.
11/15/2013
When honeybees are unable to store enough food for winter, the beekeeper must decide how to support the colony through the winter.
11/1/2013
Beekeepers need a consistent way to document hive inspections including prompts to address all relevant areas while looking at a colony of honeybees.
1/1/0001
Tall Goldenrod is a fall favorite of the honeybee. Although it is most likely the bees are foraging on a variety of flowers, it is natural to assume the most prevalent flower at any given time is the strongest influence in the honey.




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