What are observation hives?

Beekeepers take temporary portable observation hives to farmers markets, street fairs, school visits, and the like. These are typically single-frame hives, with or without the queen. The bees and comb in these hives are often pulled from a production hive and returned to it on the same day.

When should you add a honey super?

The ideal time to add a super is during periods of natural population growth (typically, the spring), before or during a honey flow (spring or summer), or during periods of swarming (again, typically the spring). Before adding a super, beekeepers often use a standard rule of thumb, which is known as the 7/10 rule.

What are the CMS Conditions of Participation?

CMS develops Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and Conditions for Coverage (CfCs) that health care organizations must meet in order to begin and continue participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

How do you observe bees?

Certainly the best method to learn about honey bees is through the use of a glass observation hive. It is equipped with glass on both sides so that the queen and all activities of the bees may be observed at all times.

Do swarms ever return to the hive?

These are usually scout bees that leave the swarm temporarily looking for a good nesting spot. When a beekeeper comes and removes the swarm, the scout bees that are out and about, return to the swarm spot and find the swarm has left. They will often disappear within a few days and return to their original beehive.

Can you put a honey super on too early?

YES! If you put them no too early the bees lose the heat up to the empty super. That will slow down brood rearing and reduce the number of bees they can keep warm. You are still full with honey so they have food they will clear as they raise new bees.

Will adding a super prevent swarming?

When supering the hive, try add two supers at a time- especially if the comb is drawn out already. This gives them plenty of ample space.

Does Medicare cover hospital observation vs admission?

Medicare’s Hospital Observation vs. Admission Rule: The Difference Could Cost You! While many believe Medicare covers long term care expenses, the reality is, Medicare does not. Medicare offers limited, short-term skilled nursing care coverage. Furthermore, in order to qualify, you must meet specific hospitalization requirements.

What happens if you are under observation in a hospital?

Previously, there were plenty of cases of a patient staying in a hospital for several days under the false assumption that he or she had admission status with the protection of Medicare. If you are only under observation care, you won’t receive Medicare coverage for certain services, such as prescription drugs and nursing home care.

What is the difference between observation and inpatient?

Inpatient: A patient who is in the hospital with an expected length of stay of two midnights or greater. A patient who is having major surgery and expected to recover for a few days in the hospital is an inpatient. Observation: A patient who is in the hospital with an expected length of stay of one midnight.

What is observation status in the ER?

Then, observation status was introduced by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a halfway point between ER treatment and full admission. Not only did this give doctors time to determine if a patient needed to be admitted, it was launched as a cost-saving measure, since Medicare lowered its payments to hospitals for these stays.