A Beekeeper’s June

Smokey Ridge is at the Maryville Farmers’ Market the First Saturday of the month at Founder’s Square 9am-noon. The Beekeepers’ June This month it is important to keep plenty of …

Swarms

Swarm Season Kit (for Opportunistic Beekeepers) April and the first half of May are prime swarm time in East Tennessee. A swarm is the honeybee’s natural means of reproduction. After …

March Honey Bee Management

At the time I am writing this, it is mid February.  In the Southeast, we have had mild weather so far. There are some cold days ahead before Spring arrives. …

Fall and Winter Honeybee Management

As Fall and Winter approaches, I am asked by many non-member beekeepers, “I guess your work is done for the year?”  Little do they know that beekeepers work twelve months …