Honeybee Hive Mouse Guards

In addition to preparing our winter nucs for the upcoming winter we also visit our out yard production hives to get them ready for the winter. Since we use screen bottom boards on all our production hives  we add solid beeswax-dipped 3/4″ flat boards under each screen bottom for the winter months. We also add … Read more

Autumn Has Fallen for our Honeybees

Autumn has fallen deeply in this part of New Jersey.  We have seen signs of frost on the rooftops in recent mornings. By now the hives’ brood rearing is minimal. A few colonies still have some capped brood but we are beginning to see tighter clusters. On each sunny afternoon, we chose a yard to … Read more