Ventilation…Insulation? We’ve Found an Intriguing Solution!

Susan here. If you are a bee club member, you already know that we have been talking about hive insulation all this past year. How do we, with wooden hives, get these flimsy-walled things to be good for bees? Some of us can’t afford new hives whenever we learn of new innovations that are healthy for bees, so is there a way for us to “modify?” We’ve been looking at this issue from the outside of the hive, mostly. There are foam and also bubble insulation wraps available, and all require basically encasing your hive box top to bottom with…

Bee Tree Beekeepers

I've had a few bee trees on our farm for the past eight years and I adore watching the colonies live such natural lives. During the Europe trip, I was absolutely tickled to see so many log hive projects going on in different countries. The tree beekeepers (called "Zeidlers") have set up hollow log tree hives all around Europe. CLICK HERE to see some of their tree bee hive projects. CLICK HERE to meet the zeidlers.