Swarm Catching

Swarm Catching

Ways to Catch “Swarms”1 – Russian Scions 2 – Bait Hives 3 – Cluster Collections 4 – Extractions (no longer a swarm at this point) Russian ScionHoney bees will always cluster before moving to a new hive It’s a good idea to set up an attractive cluster staging area Bees...
Why did my Honey Bees die?

Why did my Honey Bees die?

MEGHAN MILBRATH, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION, 2018 LEARNING TO IDENTIFY A COMMON CAUSE OF WINTER DEATH IN NORTHERN CLIMATES Beekeepers in northern climates continue to lose many colonies every winter. I originally wrote this article in 2016 after talking with...