Preparations of bees for overwintering

With the end of September, a colder and wetter day is coming, which certainly announces the winter period. This is a good time for beekeepers to think about preparing bees for overwintering. In our geo-ecological conditions, the preparation of bees for wintering begins with the end of the last grazing, when the bees release drones, which usually coincides with the period of August and September, depending on the weather conditions [...]

September 27th, 2021|

Freezing honey

Honey is an extremely healthy food that we can consume throughout the year. It is especially advised in the spring and autumn period because then we are prone to allergies and more susceptible to viruses and bacteria. Most people store honey in its original gel-liquid state, however, the trend of "frozen honey" has recently appeared on social media. In today's post, we tell you about it and why experts do [...]

September 13th, 2021|

Summer bees grazes

Beekeeping implies a great diversity of bee pasture, which changes more and more from year to year and sometimes disappears. This problem very often causes beekeepers to constantly move the colony, which is certainly a stress for bees and a great obligation for beekeepers. As plants don’t’t bloom all at the same time, but continuously from the end of February to the beginning of October, it is very important to [...]

August 9th, 2021|

Varroa protection

Species of the genus Varroa are chigoe that parasitize on bees and bumblebees and cause great damage to bee colonies. The most famous species is V. destructor transmitted from Southeast Asia. It has also spread to the west where it parasitizes on the most famous species of honey bees - Apis melifera. Females of the genus Varroa are brown in color, with a bulging back and a body that is [...]

July 27th, 2021|

Best type of hives

One of the first and very important questions that every beekeeper should ask himself before starting any beekeeping is: "What is the best type of hive for my needs?" Getting to know the basic concepts and equipment that you need to engage in this activity is of great importance and can sometimes be a crucial factor for a healthy bee colony. There are a lot of types of hives in [...]

July 1st, 2021|

Bee swarming

Bee swarming is a process in which, on average, half of the bees, together with the old queen, separate from the existing colony in order to form a new colony. This is a form of vegetative reproduction - the division of a well-developed bee community into two: one part of the bees with the old queen finds a new home and the rest of the bees with the new queen [...]

June 24th, 2021|