Well, it's that time year again, time to put the bees to bed for the winter.
I’ve always thought that beekeeping is part science and part art. To me, the science is the easy part which occurs during the spring, summer and fall. During these months, science tells us how long it takes to develop mature queens, drones and worker bees from eggs. Science can tell us when certain trees and flowers start their nectar flow. With science, beekeepers can know when to add another brood box, when to start adding honey supers or when to harvest honey. One can even use science to know when to bottle your honey so it won't ferment. More...