Hot days make for cranky bees

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-n6sYQ-4Fw Well, with July comes hotter weather. That makes beekeeping more challenging and often less enjoyable. I remember hearing from a seasoned beekeeper awhile back that by July, beekeepers should do themselves a favor and stay the heck out of their hives. I believe this is wise advice. Hot days make for hot-tempered bees who just want to stay cool. Bees incorporate several ways to keep their hive mates cool. One is the use of water. Bees need water not only for consumption, but also to cool off their hive. Similar to cooling towers on buildings, house bees are employed to beat their wings over fluids to induce evaporative cooling. Other worker be

They are here!

We have Maryland spring honey for sale! It's available in 1-lb plastic jars and 1-lb glass jars. lbs jars and in 8 oz comb boxes.

Emergency Pollination

The bees were in need! We received a short notice request from a local farmer needing more bees to help pollinate his crops.