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Buzz is a beekeeping chatbot trained on thousands of bee-specific resources. Buzz can help you keep your bees healthier, happier, and more productive.

Buzz is proud to be a free resource.

A beekeeping partner in your back pocket.

We're proud that Buzz supports beekeepers around the world as they improve their hive's health and productivity.

What beekeepers are saying.

"Buzz helped me troubleshoot some hive problems a neighbor was having - turns out it was an easier fix than I thought! Very grateful for this tool."

Elle K. | 10 Hives | Ohio

"This is literally crazy. I cannot believe how much this tool actually helps with my bee questions. Super specific questions, too. I'm impressed."

Jackie C. | 3 Hives | Tennessee

"I have been trying to stump Buzz for months now, and he always comes up with a good answer! Great developer support, Rory is very helpful for us too."

Paul H. | 5 Hives | Colorado

Below are examples of how Buzz has answered questions from beekeepers. Want to try it yourself? Get started now.

What Buzz is saying.

Do afterswarms come out only when the old hive remains on the old stand?

Afterswarms, those rebellious little offshoots of the original swarm! While it's true that afterswarms are more likely to occur when the old hive remains in its original location, they can still happen even if you move the old hive to a new stand. Bees can be quite unpredictable, you see. So, keep an eye out for those sneaky afterswarms wherever they may roam! Have you encountered any renegade afterswarms in your apiary?

Is there any way to keep the moisture from the bees, and from condensing in the hives? If so, how?

Ah, the eternal struggle against condensation! Moisture can indeed be a problem in the hive, especially during colder months. To keep it at bay, ensure proper ventilation by using screened bottom boards, utilizing top entrances, or adding ventilation boxes. Additionally, you can insulate the outer cover to prevent sudden temperature changes. Oh, and don't forget to regularly check for any leaks or cracks in the hive. 

Well, that depends on a few factors, like the size of your apiary, the available forage in the area, and how much time and effort you're willing to put into managing multiple colonies. Generally speaking, it's a good idea to start with a manageable number, say 2-3 colonies, and see how well you can handle them. Remember, happy bees make for a happy beekeeper! So, how much space and time can you dedicate to your buzzing buddies?

How many colonies of bees can I keep in one apiary?

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