Tuesday, July 7, 2020

How To Keep Bees Cool In Hot Weather & How To Keep Your Queen Out Of Your Honey Super

We are David and Sheri Burns at Long Lane Honey Bee Farms, www.honeybeesonline.com

If you've been outside you probably have been overtaken by the heat and humidity. How can you keep your bees cool?

Keeping bees cool seems like an unnecessary task. After all, bees should love summer, right? Yes, to a point. The problem arises inside the hive where 40-60,000 bees crowd into close quarters and soon you have the recipe for an overheated colony. Bees can actually become ill, and developing brood can perish and wax can melt. In my new video below I'll give several pointers on how to keep your hives cooler on those extremely hot summer days. The second video is how to check to see if your queen is up in the honey supers. Take a look at these videos and enjoy!

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Our new book, Backyard Beekeeping went on sale today! We are so excited. Please check it out!

It's finally here! Today is a beautiful day--our brand new book, Backyard Beekeeping, is officially out in the world for all to read and enjoy and learn about beekeeping.

It's been a wild ride from start to finish, and Sheri and I are thrilled to now be published authors of a great book on beekeeping. Thank you again for all of your support, it really means the world to us.

You can learn more and order here: https://amzn.to/2Tc9AT5