Beekeepers

We know beekeepers are on the front line when it comes to bee health and hive management issues. Find out more about beekeeping safety tips, how to monitor your colonies’ health and more.

Beekeeper Safety

Beekeeper Safety

Beekeeper Safety

Regardless of whether you manage honey bees for a living or as a hobby, there’s one thing of which you can be certain: somewhere, sometime you will be stung. While many professional beekeepers are used to this workplace hazard, nobody likes to be on the receiving end of a sting. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid potential stings and steps to take to protect you or others from serious injuries.

Healthy Colony Checklist

Healthy Colony Checklist

Healthy Colony Checklist

Over the past three decades, Varroa destructor, Acarapis woodi, Aethina tumida, numerous viruses, and a variety of other stressors, have presented increasing challenges to honey bee colony health. The result, in recent years, is that colony health can change dramatically over a short period of time. Therefore, monitoring honey bee colonies is essential.

Varroacides

Varroacides

Varroacides

One thing most honey bee experts can agree on – the Varroa mite, just 1.6 mm in length, is the biggest enemy of the honey bee worldwide. There are virtually no honey bee colonies that are not affected by Varroa.