Tag Archives: honeybees

Herb Planting for Bees

  Herbs provide a valuable source of food for bees and other pollinating insects. Since bees have lost much of their natural habitat, growing a few herbs is a really easy way to enjoy fresh flavors and help our bees.     You may or may not have space for a large kitchen herb garden, but […]

CREATING A QUEEN

From time to time, beekeepers will need to replace old queens or provide a queen to a hive that has, for one reason or another, lost their queen. One method of making new queens is by the Doolittle Method (named for G.M. Doolittle). This is done by grafting the appropriate aged larvae into homemade wax cups. This […]

Breeding Between European and Asian Honeybees Concerns Australian Beekeeping Industry

Did you know there are more than one type of honey bee? Did you know that NONE are native to north america? There are many types or subspecies of honey bee, here is a run down of the types and a few of the individual benefits of each subspecies: Italian honey bees, usually the most […]

Flowers lure bees with color and aroma.

       If you have something to sell,   you have to announce that fact to your future customers. This is also true with plants that rely on insects   for pollination. To gain their services, what better method is there  than for   the plant to offer them food and drink. The flowers let the […]

Honeybees need a life raft so they don’t drown while they munch on honey in a cup.

These bees are catching a quick meal from some of Winter Park Honey’s leftover samples. To prevent the bees from drowning in their own honey, I put a paper towel in the bowls. The paper towels act like life rafts, giving the bees something to stand on while they graze. Winter time is a tough […]