Seasonal management tips for June

Dennis Barry presented the seasonal portion of the June meeting of the Blount County Beekeepers Association on June 8 and told those attending that they should keep in mind the following during this busy month for beekeepers: The honey flow is nearly finished, and the honey supers should be coming off the hives fairly soon.Continue reading “Seasonal management tips for June”

Honey vs. sugarwater

Feeding bees is a complex issue. For the new beekeeper especially, it’s a dizzying array of options and decisions. So, let’s start with a simple principle: The less you feed your bees artificial food (sugarwater), the better off your bees are. Feeding less, of course, means leaving more honey on the hive. That’s hard toContinue reading “Honey vs. sugarwater”