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 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, and … Read more

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.