October 11, 2016

Bee Colony Management

Good bee colony management is essential if you wish to maintain healthy and productive bee colonies. Understanding bee behaviour and using this knowledge will ensure that your bee colonies survive year after year and provide you with a bumper crop of honey.

In this section you will find all the information you need to successfully manage and grow or maintain the number of bee colonies you have.




early spring honeybee feedingFeeding Bees in Late Winter / Early Spring this is a crucial time when you have to ensure that food stocks are enough


Over Wintered Bee Colonies – Monitoring Food Resources in Hives  This time in the beekeeping calendar is primarily concerned with ensuring that the bees have sufficient food stores, but also with disease and mite control.


Over Wintered Bee Colonies – Cleaning and Preparing Hives and Equipment   April in the Western Hemisphere is when hives should be thoroughly inspected and cleaned up where necessary.


Icing or Powdered Sugar for Varroa Control  This is an effective non chemical method for the control of Varroa Mites