As Spring arrives, beekeepers across the United States start getting excited about the upcoming high season. Your honeybees have been tightly consolidated and conserving resources just to survive the Winter. Let’s review a few very important things that the beekeeper needs to do in the Spring in order to set their beehives up for a successful season.
Just like the bees themselves, each part of their hive design serves a very specific function to the colony as a whole. They truly are nature’s master architects. As beekeepers, we try to emulate the same ideal conditions of their natural design into a system that we can work inside to manage the hive. The result is the Langstroth hive design. Although there are other designs used, this is the most common colony setup in the United States.