Guide to Bees

Welcome to the wonderful world of Beekeeping. If you are thinking about getting into beekeeping or are just curious, whatever the reason we are thrilled that you are interested in beekeeping and we are here to help you be successful in managing honey bees. BEE LAB Link to lab The 2017 Beginners class will be March 25th and April 15th click here for an outline. Please email educationcommittee@tricountybeekeepers.org for information.   2017 Apiary Registration Form  Due June 1st     Intermediate...
A swarm is the way colonies reproduce . The queen along with a portion of the bees from the parent hive set out on their own to find a new home. The remaining bees raise a new Queen. A swarms of honey bees is an impressive sight to see. If you are fortunate enough to see one in flight, it will seem to appear out of nowhere as a small tornado or cloud of flying bees. If it decides to stop on your property, it will form a mass of bees, usually on a tree limb, but it could land on just about...
This page is designed to help the general public with their "BEE PROBLEMS"... TCBA receives many emails and calls each year, asking for advice about "bees" on people's property. Sometimes the offending insects are in the ground next to a walkway, or perhaps in the walls of your home... Where ever they are and what ever type of "bee" they are, we will try to help... You may have noticed above that the word bee is always in quotation marks ("bee")... This is because much of the general public,...