Setting Goals for Queen Production

Outcomes Learners will be able to set effective goals for queen rearing and sustainable apiary management by considering crucial factors like environment, seasonal flows, colony strength, proximity to other hives, and apiary size.   Key Takeaways    Goal setting for queen rearing requires considering various factors, including the environment, seasonal flows, proximity to other hives, […]

Choosing the Right Bee Smoker

Outcomes Learners will understand the factors involved in choosing the right beekeeping smoker   Key Takeaways    Safety First: The most critical consideration when selecting a smoker for beekeeping is safety. Look for a smoker with a raised bottom chamber to prevent accidental fires, and ensure it includes a hook or mechanism to hang the […]

Questions to Ask When Purchasing Bees

questions to ask when purchasing bees

Outcomes Learners will be able to make informed decisions when purchasing bees for their apiary by conducting thorough research on suppliers, understanding the importance of health considerations and integrated pest management, and preparing adequately for successful beekeeping.   Key Takeaways  Thoroughly research bee suppliers, check websites, and contact directly for information. Prioritize health considerations, choose […]