Feeding Honey Bees

A Nectar Substitute that Works

The processed sugar found in stores do not provide the nutrients needed for a healthy bee colony to thrive, and it’s necessary to find an appropriate nectar substitute that can counter the harmful effects of toxic environmental pathogens such as germs and pesticides.  Learn about a nectar substitute that’s got apiarists around the US talking – Nectar Gold, the world’s first organic natural nectar substitute shown to increase bee vitality and productivity. Continue reading

How to feed honey bees

You’re new to the world of honey bees, and the new colony being established needs to be fed in order to provide a steady flow of energy to produce new brood, wax honeycomb, and other essentials necessary for a healthy happy hive.  Here are several different techniques you can use to feed your bees eitherdirectly or indirectly.  Some of the feeding techniques require little to no skill, while some may require some basic carpentry skills. Continue reading

Organic Cane Sugar Juice: The Superior Alternative

At some point all apiarists must feed their bees, and most use the same granular sugar you find on your kitchen table.  Did you know that organic, evaporated sugar cane juice is a healthier alternative that may cost a little more, but yields impressive results when fed to honey bees. Continue reading

10 Tips for healthy honey bees

Apiarists across the globe are faced with many threats during the season including foulbrood, hive beetles, viral infections and a host of other dangerous invaders.  That’s why it’s important to have every possible method of keeping your colonies healthy at your disposal.  Here are several simple steps you can take to ensure healthier hives year round.

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Don’t feed your bees honey!

Unless you can verify the honey as pure and from a direct source you know, feeding honey to bees can be one of the most potentially destructive things an apiarist can do.  Recent studies have discovered that the majority of honey found on shopping shelves cannot be classified as genuine honey due to the lack of pollen.  This lack of tracking means any of the samples could be tainted with foul brood or other damaging foreign pathogens. Continue reading