Usurpation -What is it and why it is important to understand

It is January here in Texas and today the temperature is 65(F). As I walked through the apiary, I noticed something unusual. There was a group of bees down on concrete block I use to hold up my hive stand, and there was a group of bees fighting on the landing board of the hive … More Usurpation -What is it and why it is important to understand

Fall Re-Queening

We have had unusual weather this season. We were still in the mid 80’s well until the middle of November. About the last week of October, I noticed a hive that seemed to be dwindling. I checked it and found a Varroa issue. I am a firm believer in hygienic behavior. I think the most … More Fall Re-Queening