Chapter 6 Overview

In this chapter you will learn:

Lesson 1: Installing a Package of Bees into Your Hive

  • How to dump 10,000 bees into your hive
  • Placement of the queen for slow release
  • When to check on the colonies progress

Lesson 2: Installing a Nucleus Colony (nuc) into Your Hive

  • How to move a nuc into your hive
  • What to look for when moving frames
  • When to check on colonies progress

Lesson 3: Feeding Your Bees: Pros and Cons

  • Reasons for feeding your bees
  • When to use 1:1 and when to use 2:1 syrup
  • Negatives of feeding bees

Lesson 4: Feeding Your Bees: Do's and Don'ts

  • How to avoid common feeding mistakes
  • When to feed and when to not feed
  • How to avoid causing robbing
  • How to avoid harming bees with your feeding

Lesson 5: Mixing Sugar Water

  • Measuring the right sugar water ratio
  • How to mix
  • how to make a mess in the kitchen :)