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How to Combat Beehive Robbing

Learn how to combat beehive robbing with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Beekeeping is the fun hobby with sweet rewards. However, sometimes a beehive can be attacked by invader bees from another hive, which is called beehive robbing. Learn how to stop invader bees from robbing your hives with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. When Invaders Attack the Hive Invader bees will typically attack a hive(…)

Requeen Your Beehive

Watch your beehive continue to grow after you requeen your bee colony. The different members of your bee colony have different duties. The queen bee is the most important one in your entire colony. She makes sure the entire hive is clean and healthy. She lays eggs, which produce more worker bees and drones. However, after a few years, the queen will most likely need to be replaced. Signs You(…)

Bee Diseases and Pests

Learn how to protect your beehive from common bee diseases and pests. As a beekeeper, one of your main priorities is keeping your bees healthy. A strong bee colony will produce ample amounts of honey and beeswax. Your beehive can be susceptible to diseases and pests of all kinds. Disease and infection can be easily spread once in the bee colony, due to the number of bees in such a(…)

Beehive Inspection

Inspecting your beehive is an important part of making sure your apiary is healthy, productive, and well-maintained. But if you’re just starting out as a beekeeper, it can be hard to know what to do or what to look for. Blain’s Farm & Fleet will help you inspect your hive and get the most out of your bees. Pick a nice, calm summer day to check your beehive. Always wear(…)

Who’s Who: Meet Your Bee Colony

Learn about the different duties performed by each member of your bee colony. You’ve heard the phrase “busy bee” many times, but have you ever stopped to think how busy a bee colony is? Now that you’re starting your own beekeeping hive, it’s best to know what roles the bees play. Bee Colony Member: Queen Bee Presenting Her Majesty the Queen! The queen bee is the only adult, mated female(…)


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