Tag Archive: Hive

EscaRosa Beekeepers Open Hive Workshop May 16

The EscaRosa Beekeepers Association invites you to the Open Hive Workshop and BBQ on May 16, 2015 from 8 am to 3 pm.  The event will be held in the home garden of Joe and Nancy Tavernetti, 1110 Bauer Road, Pensacola, Florida.  Throughout the day, beekeepers will provide workshops and demonstrations at three open hive …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/02/escarosa-beekeepers-open-hive-workshop-may-16/

Bee Pastures Supplement Hive Nutrition and Enhance Honey Production

Bee Balm (purple flower) and Partridge Pea (yellow flower in background) are two of the many types of plants to consider planting in a Bee Pasture. Bee Pastures can help increase the abundance and health of honey bees and native pollinators. Photo by Judy Ludlow Introduction and Background I am willing to bet that a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/11/bee-pastures-supplement-hive-nutrition-and-enhance-honey-production/

Managing Hive Robbing Behavior in Bees

During periods of scarce food resources, foraging bees, like the one shown here, invade weaker hives and rob them of their honey.  Photo by Kathy Keatly Garvey, UC Davis Honey bees laboriously gather their food (nectar and pollen) from flowers in bloom and store it in the hive for use when needed.  When nectar sources …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/29/managing-hive-robbing-behavior-in-bees/

Honey Bee Hive Maintenance during the Summer Months

Hive maintenance must be top priority for beekeepers during the summer months. Summer is often the time when most panhandle beekeepers have harvested their prime honey crops (TiTi, Tupelo, Gallberry and in some years Palmetto).  If the beekeeper plans to reap a good honey harvest next year, hive maintenance must be top priority during the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/06/08/honey-bee-hive-maintenance-during-the-summer-months/