Melinda Jean Stafford provides insight and instruction on splitting a beehive in order to prevent swarming.
Melinda Jean Stafford goes over the different frame options available when managing a beehive.
Melinda Jean Stafford shows us the proper steps to take when relocating a beehive.
Watch as Melinda checks her hives for the first time and she see an very active queen bee.
Want to make delicious honey butter? Check out Melinda’s video below to see how easy it is.
Don’t throw out that crystalized honey! Bee expert Melinda Jean Stafford tells us ways to un-crystalize honey.
It’s always exciting to see the queen when inspecting a hive. It’s particularly exciting to see a new queen emerge from her queen cell for the first time! The birth of a new queen! I was fortunate to witness this recently. I opened one of my hives for a usual inspection and found multiple queen […]
Beekeepers this time of year are excited to dive in for a first inspection of the spring. It’s common to find that some hives in your apiary didn’t survive the winter. Don’t be too discouraged by this because it’s statistically normal to lose some hives, even with the best of beekeeping practices. But, it’s helpful […]
Spring has sprung! We got lucky here in Boise, Idaho this past week with a few sunny days in the 60s – perfect for the first inspection of the spring. I was happy to find that two of my three hives are alive and well! Those odds are pretty good. 1. The first one I […]
Hives that survived through the new year were likely low on Varroa mites going into the cold season. On the contrary, I’ve noticed that hives with high Varroa levels going into winter often die before the new year. So, pat yourself on the back if your hives are still alive right now! You can tell […]