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Beehive records: in praise of paper and pencil

I’m always in trouble with someone. Recently I’ve crossed tracks with Hive Tracks and let loose on Bee Tight. For those of you unfamiliar, these are both computer programs designed to help with beehive record keeping. As much as I love technology, however, I just can’t bring it into the bee yard. Every time I […] Read more

Are your honey bees ready for winter?

Believe it or not, today is the first day of fall. Your bees are decreasing in number. Pollen and nectar are becoming scarce. The bees are clustering at night. It is a good time to review your winter preparations. Mite treatments should be complete. Ideally, any mite treatments should be completed early enough that a […] Read more