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.
Melinda Jean Stafford shows us why and where to clear the snow from your hive and where it is acceptable to have snow on your hive.
Melinda shows how to mix and apply oxalic acid to your hive.
Check out Melinda’s instructions to make sure your hive is properly ventilated for the winter.
Want to make delicious honey butter? Check out Melinda’s video below to see how easy it is.
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 […]
Autumn is here! This signals a drastic change for beekeepers, as we are less able to effectively inspect our hives. Cooler temperatures are the culprit of this and I am often asked “what temperature is too cold to inspect a hive?” The short answer is – somewhere around 60 degrees or warmer. But there’s a […]