About Michael Vanecek

I’ve been keeping bees with no treatments whatsoever for several years. I’ve followed a basic philosophy of if the bees don’t bring it into the hive then it doesn’t get put into the hive with good success. After a life-time of naturalism, this was simply the logical course to take with honeybee husbrandry and proof is out there buzzing and making honey right now.

Swarm Bucket
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One of the most useful tools in collecting bees is the humble swarm bucket. Trying to lug a heavy brood-box around to gather a swarm can get very cumbersome sometimes. The very first swarm I was exposed to as a six-year old – one that I … Continue reading