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  1. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Hi there! I’m currently undertaking a design project for a backyard bee sanctuary and am looking for some insights into the user experience of what working with bees is like. I’d like to know what you enjoy most about beekeeping, what is the #1 difficulty associated with it in your opinion...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    Earlier in the week I found these on the bottom board of my hive.There were none in the hive and everything appeared to be normal. This was on one small comb. I found this on the bottom of my Top Bar hive yesterday and I am hoping to learn what is going on. Currently there is what appears...
  3. Welcome Forum
    I am from Iowa (zone 5a). For about 3 years we (wife and I) have been considering getting a hive or 2 for our backyard. I also know several farmers in our area who would let me keep hives on property corners near ditches with lots of flowers and clover etc. We decided to take the plunge when I...
  4. Bee Forum
    Hey everybody! So I'm sort of still in high school and exploring options right now, and I got a summer job (possibly longer but you know how the season goes for beekeepers) working for a friend of a friend. I have yet to learn many things, including the viability of beekeeping as a career. Last...
  5. Bee Forum
    Hi there! I have the intention of testing this out: instead of having my honey boxes above my brood, separated by a queen excluder, I want to have the brood sitting at the top of my beehive. The reason I want to do this is because, mainly, I feel it would be easier on the back: taking off one...
  6. Bee Forum
    I was wondering if their is any way to make my bees more docile.
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