Beekeeping 101

The Secret of Winter Bees vs Summer Bees
November 27, 2022 · · Beekeeping 101

We all know that female honey bees are divided into two castes: workers and queens. Although they both arise from normal fertilized eggs, the larvae that hatch from those eggs are nurtured differently.

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My Honeybee Farming Project Year One
November 27, 2022 · · Beekeeping 101

Even with all the research and questions we had before obtaining our first nuc of bees, uncertainty reared its ugly head as we ventured into our honeybee farming project.

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Your Seasonal Beekeeping Calendar
November 22, 2022 · · Beekeeping 101

When you are new to beekeeping, it’s good to have a game plan. Today let’s explore a seasonal beekeeping calendar and your to-do’s throughout the year.

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Should My Supers Be Below the Inner Cover for Winter?

Having the inner cover in the way can block the bees’ pathway and funnel the heat to a small area instead of generally throughout the super. In addition, the retriever bees may have to travel further—first to the opening, then away from it to the food, and then back to the hole, and then back to the cluster.

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What Makes My Colony a Superorganism?
August 6, 2022 · · Beekeeping 101

The suppression of individual needs is the trait that best defines a superorganism. Even though each bee is a separate entity, the colony behaves as if it were one large, multicellular organism where each bee is like a single cell.

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Telling The Bees

If you have ever had any doubt that beekeeping is a magical interaction between human and insect, then the practice of telling the bees should convince you that our ancestors held these delightful creatures in high esteem and reverence.

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Queen Introduction
August 6, 2022 · · Beekeeping 101

Introducing new queens is a beekeeping skill that anyone can master on their first try when they keep just a few tips in mind.

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Walkaway Splits
August 6, 2022 · · Beekeeping 101

The good news is, making splits is nearly as simple as unstacking boxes on moving day with walkaway splits, so keep your cash in your pocket and read on to discover the simplicity of this new skill.

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Where the Bees Are

Our love affair with honey bees runs deep and wide. Today colonies of European honey bees are found on every continent but Antarctica.

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Honey bee, Yellowjacket, Paper Wasp? What’s the Difference?

Sometimes people wonder what stung them and how long the effects will last. Honeybee, Yellowjacket, Paper Wasp? What’s the Difference?

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