Should I insulate my hives in winter? When, how, why?

In winter, bees consume their stored resources for food and heat. Depending on the latitudes, the winter can be more or less mild and the colonies can go through a variety of situations. What is the case where you…

Amazing 4th Bee and hive monitoring conference

From 5 to 9 October 2020 took place, online the 4th edition of the Bee & Hive monitoring conference. A great opportunity to join all the stakeholders working in the field of beehive monitoring with new…

Apiary yard location can have an impact on brood development – The case of summer overheating

The location of the apiary greatly conditions the development of future colonies. Bee health, productivity, feeding needs and various stresses are closely linked with the surrounding environment. Some beekeepers do not…

Guidelines and tools for finding the perfect bee yard location

The location of the apiary greatly conditions the development of future colonies. Bee health, productivity, feeding needs and various stresses are closely linked with the surrounding environment. Some beekeepers do not…

Understanding Blossom and Nectar Flow

Understanding blossom and nectar flow is an essential need for every beekeeper – or rather trying to understand them, as the subject can become very complex. Over the years, professional beekeepers develop this…

2,000 monitored hives, 2,000 thanks !

This June, we reached the 2,000 hives monitored by Mellisphera. We are proud to progressively gain the confidence of beekeepers and to help them better follow their bees’ health. Behind Mellisphera, there is a…

The Asian Hornet Queen Arrival in The Springtime

As we know, Asian Hornets - Vespa Velutina - put a lot of pressure on the colonies. The hive can no longer operate normally and may be weakened. When the colony runs out of stocks or of new bees, the colony may have…

Effects of Asian Hornet predation on hive development

We all know that Asian hornets - Vespa Velutina - put a lot of pressure on the colonies. In principle, such pressure leads to a weakened colony, which can no longer operate normally. But what is the real…

Making splits – monitoring the new colony without disturbing it

There are many ways to split a hive but in any case, the expected result remains the same: A new colony that will raise or adopt a new queen. This requeening process cannot always be guaranteed and may sometimes fail.…

How to set-up your hive with a scale

How to set-up your hive with a scaleThe Broodminder scale is light (600gr) and robust at the same time as it is made of oak wood and aluminium. It is very simple to install: the scale must be placed horizontally at the…