A simple compound microscope can help identify pollen, mites and infections. Other applications are viewing the basic anatomy of the honey bee and for the more advanced, artificial insemination.
Beekeeping in Maine
I have been beekeeping since the 70's and through that time have had many great learning experiences.
Beekeeping is something I truly enjoy so when I decided to make a web site my goal was share some of my knowledge. I hope you find the pages on this site useful. Beekeeping has become a popular hobby in my area as with all over the county.
- Inspect hives on a weekly to bi-weekly basis
- Monitor queen activity, laying patterns, honey production
- Monitor Varroa Mite population and treat as needed
- Add honey supers when the room is needed
- Extract honey
- Check for Nosema - Microscopy class
- Prevent robbing
- Join a bee club
Will this season be your first with bees? Click the picture for a PowerPoint Presentation by Jim Tew
Raw Honey available
Winner of the 2012 Eastern Apiculture Society Best in Show Comb Honey Award
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