Interested to know more?
Check out our video on how we
build and treat deep hive bodies!
What is a deep hive body? It's where these miraculous guys live, thrive and raise their young! The queen will lay her eggs here and they will store their honey and pollen for themselves. A deep hive is crucial for the bees survival, so you'll want to watch closely as this video explains how we build deep hive bodies and treat them with a heated wax/pine rosin mixture to waterproof and protect the wood.
We're using boxes that we treated 8+ years ago, and they're still beading water. Why do we do this? Well...we can't give away all our secrets, but the bees sure seem to like it.
Enjoy a good read while you wind down?
It wouldn't be beekeeping without some homework! We've compiled some of our favorite reads here just for you! We think you'll love these and get some great resources from them (as we did.)
The ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture: An Encyclopedia Pertaining to the Scientific and Practical Culture of Honey Bees
by Amos Ives Root (Author), Ann Harman (Author, Editor), Dr. Hachiro Shimanuki (Author, Editor), Kim Flottum (Author, Editor)
The art & adventure of beekeeping
by Ormond and Harry Aebi
The Beekeeper's Handbook 4th Edition
by Diana Sammataro (Author), Alphonse Avitabile (Author), Dewey M. Caron (Foreword)
Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping, Revised Edition
by Dewey M. Caron (Author), Lawrence John Connor (Author), Robert G. Muir (Editor), Ann Harman (Editor), David Heskes (Illustrator), Jon Zawislak (Illustrator)
The Hive and the Honey-Bee
by Lorenzo Langstroth