Bushkill Honeybee Swarm Traps

Reduce the need to even use a bee vac by using swarm traps. Our bee vac is by far the easiest on bees and beekeeper, but you can ease the stress even more by proactively setting out swarm traps. There are many options out there for swarm traps, but if ease and less...

Wildlife Pro Network Beekeeping Podcasts

In remembrance of a good friend Robb Russell, I have archived all the beekeeping podcasts from the Wildlife Pro Network. Although not a beekeeper per se, Robb had a great respect for honeybees and their importance. Robb was the driving force behind bringing nuisance...

Have customers that think you charge too much?

Here is a video from my good friend JP the beeman that shows the damage that can be done to a dwelling if honeybees are not handled properly. Next time you have a customer who questions your removal quote, feel free to show them this...

Absconding

 Abscond Рto depart in a sudden and secret manner, especially to avoid capture. Absconding seems to be a bigger issue in some areas than others. Personally, I can only remember one or two hives absconding in the last 10 years. I have heard from others,...

Hensel Handle – Sloping Pocket Handle for Hive boxes

Special Thanks to Jim Hensel for sharing this idea, photos, and directions. Background: I am making my own hive boxes. I have researched handles and the choices are as follows: Cleat Dado slot Canoe shaped routed pocket But I wanted something more. I noticed that many...

Can you afford emergency queens?

It’s springtime and a lot of folks are eager to expand their apiary by doing splits. Splits are very popular since they are “almost free”. Problem is, a good portion of those doing splits use the “walk away” method, because it’s...