Checking the queen status to ensure the presence of a healthy productive queen honey bee is very important. Colony survival depends on her.
Swarmingis a part of beekeeping as this is a natural occurrence for a colony. Beekeepers however do not always want the hive to swarm. Attempts are made to prevent swarming or catch swarms that do occur.
One of the most important aspects of beekeeping is learning how to control the common bee hive pests and predators. They can attack your colonies and cause weak hives to fail quickly.
If everything goes well, after a lot of hard work by the beekeeper can enjoy harvesting honey from his/her very own hives.
Keeping bees for honey production or pollination of your garden is a fascinating hobby enjoyed by many people. These lucky individuals get to enjoy a true glimpse into the world of the honey bee.