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, […]

Holistic Apiary Management With Bill Stagg

holistic management for queen and nuc production

Outcomes Learners will have knowledge about natural beekeeping, including the significance of observing bees, allowing swarming, providing natural nutrition, and timing colony splits for successful apiary management.   Key Takeaways  Beekeepers can learn valuable insights from observing and studying the behavior of bees in their natural environment. Allowing bees to swarm is crucial for the […]

Choosing a Beehive Location

abcbees hive location video

Outcomes Learners will understand the factors to consider when placing a beehive to ensure the successful establishment of a honeybee colony in their yard.   Key Takeaways  Sunlight and Warmth: Placing the beehive in a location that receives ample sunlight allows honeybees to forage for longer periods and helps maintain a warmer environment for raising […]

Rotating Out Old Bee Comb

ABC Bees cycling out old bee comb

Outcomes Learners will have a comprehensive understanding of the importance of comb rotation in beekeeping and the benefits it brings to maintaining healthy honey bee colonies. Key Takeaways  Importance of comb rotation: Over time, old brood combs become dark and contaminated with pesticides and disease organisms. To maintain a healthier environment for the bees and […]

Darwinian Beekeeping with Dr. Tom Seeley

Outcomes Learners will understand the concept of Darwinian beekeeping and key guidelines for promoting a more natural and sustainable approach to beekeeping.   Key PointsDarwinian beekeeping is an evolutionary approach that aims to let the bees use their own beekeeping skills fully. It aligns beekeeping methods with the natural history of honeybees, allowing them to […]

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 […]

Getting Started with ABC Bees

Welcome to ABC Bees! Keep reading this blog post to learn about all the beekeeping programs and courses that we offer.