Beekeeping 101

5 Tips for Starting Beekeeping

Add to Favorites By Josh Vaisman, Colorado – A few years back my wife, Greta, announced we’d be taking on a new adventure; starting beekeeping. Truth be told, I was terrified …

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LIST: Common Beekeeping Terms You Should Know
October 14, 2019 · · Beekeeping 101

Add to Favorites It seems like every hobby comes with its own set of words and sayings. Beekeeping is no exception. I recall the first time I heard an experienced beekeeper …

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Urban Beekeeping Benefits You and Your Neighbors
September 2, 2019 · · Beekeeping 101

Add to Favorites The list of urban beekeeping benefits is extensive, so long as we approach it in a neighborly way. Being a courteous beekeeper in a city or suburb goes …

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Which Bees Make Honey?
August 15, 2019 · · Beekeeping 101

While not all bees make honey, there are many species that do—perhaps hundreds.

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Top 10 Reasons to Become a Beekeeper

You don’t have to get up at 2:00 in the morning to check if they are hatching or calving. You can also go on a reasonable vacation without commissioning a bee sitter.

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How Many Frames of Capped Brood is Optimum in a Double Deep During Summer?

Add to Favorites Tyler from Montana writes: How many frames of capped brood is the optimum in a double deep during summer? Hi Tyler – Thanks for the great question! It …

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The Secret of Winter Bees vs Summer Bees
July 31, 2019 · · Beekeeping 101

Add to Favorites 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 …

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American Foulbrood: the Bad Brood is Back!

American Foulbrood is a bacterial apiary disease that spreads between hives. And it has the potential to wipe out the entire industry.

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8 Ways to Be a Courteous Backyard Beekeeper

Add to Favorites Being a good beekeeping neighbor is something all backyard beekeepers should be concerned about. Be respectful and thoughtful of our neighbors by following good beekeeping practices. Know …

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How to Install Package Bees in a Langstroth Hive
July 5, 2019 · · Beekeeping 101

Learning how to install package bees isn’t all that difficult, but if you are new to beekeeping, it can be helpful to see the process from start to finish. In this video tutorial, we’ll take you through the basic steps of installing your new honey bees in a Langstroth hive.

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