Simple Tips to Maintain a Healthy Hive

Updated: Feb 12, 2021

Honeybees are truly amazing. They can fly miles for food, defend themselves against attack, and survive the harshest winters. But despite being so tough, there are some basic things bees need to survive, and plenty of problems that can befall them. Click Here to view a month by month timeline of beekeeping management.

Although Honey Bees need specific treatment at different times of the year. There are several different factors that will help a hive stay healthy and strong.

  • Location The ideal location for a hive will be in a sunny, dry location with partial afternoon shade and a northern wind buffer. Low damp location encourages pests and helps bacteria grow.

  • Food stores Try to keep at least 2 frames of honey in the brood box. Honey in the brood box adds an insulation factor and is close to the nurse bees who need it to fed the brood.