How to Get Rid of Carpenter Bees on Deck

It’s spring again, and you can’t help noticing the large black bees buzzing and hovering around your deck.  These are the carpenter bees. Most probably, it’s the female looking for a new location to lay eggs, and if not, then it’s a male checking out a suitable female for mating. Use vinegar, citrus oil, essential oils, … Read more

How to Breed Silkworms: Life Cycle & Steps

How to Breed Silkworms: Life Cycle and Steps

Silkworms have four life stages namely the egg, larva, pupa, and adult. You breed them by buying the eggs that hatch into silkworms. They spin silk and form a pupa after which they turn into adult moths. The moths mate with their tails conjoined then the females lay eggs to start the cycle again.

Raising Superworms: Life Cycle and Requirements

Raising Superworms

Superworms have 4 main stages of life namely the egg, larva (worm), pupa, and adult (beetle). Only the beetles can reproduce with the females producing up to 500 eggs per lifetime. To raise superworms, start by buying the superworms then pupating them into adults that will lay eggs.

What Do Bees Eat in the Winter? Diet and Care

What Do Bees Eat in the Winter?

Bees eat their own honey during the winter. If they don’t have enough honey, the beekeeper should supplement it with sugar syrup, candy boards, and other foods. Since they need a lot of energy to flutter their wings and keep the hive warm, a colony needs from 30 to 90 pounds of honey for the winter.