Beekeeping 101

Who is the Queen Honey Bee and Who is in the Hive with Her?
May 6, 2019 · · Beekeeping 101

Add to Favorites The honey bee hive is a busy place where every bee has a job. The hive consists of the queen honey bee, the drones, and the workers. …

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What To Know As Spring Unfolds Into Summer

If April is the beekeeping equivalent of planting time, then May is when our efforts start to germinate.

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Successfully Installing Packaged Bees

Spring is one of the busiest times in beekeeping, as it is with much of agriculture, but it is also a very rewarding and intriguing time. In effect it is “planting time,” when the scene is set for the coming season, and what takes place in March and April can often have an irreversible influence on what comes over the next several months.

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Bee Patient: How Angry Honey Bees Taught Me to Take a Deep Breath
February 5, 2019 · · Beekeeping 101

Add to Favorites By Phillip Meeks, Virginia – Let me say this up front: I’m not naturally a patient person. I tend to wring my hands and pace the floor if it looks …

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Questions to Ask When Starting a Bee Colony
February 1, 2019 · · Beekeeping 101

Add to Favorites Backyard beekeeping is gaining popularity as more people want to help bees and other pollinators survive. But starting a bee colony is not as easy as just …

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Fascinating Queen Bee Facts for Today’s Beekeeper

Add to Favorites By Josh Vaisman – Queen bees are fascinating and sophisticated creatures. Before starting your honey bee farm, there are some queen bee facts you must know in order …

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Preparing for The Queen Honey Bee
February 1, 2019 · · Beekeeping 101

There is a decision to be made when starting beekeeping and ordering bees: do you want the two-pound or three-pound hive? You will only get one queen, but how many worker bees do you need right off the bat? That depends on your hive in your honey bee farming project.

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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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Starting Beekeeping: Find a Beekeeping Mentor

Add to Favorites By Laura Tyler – Mentoring is a traditional way for beekeepers to teach people starting beekeeping about tending bees. However, finding a mentor, someone who is both knowledgeable …

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What’s Better? Buying Bees or Catching Swarms?

Add to Favorites By Ed Dane – Is buying bees better than catching bee swarms? It is if you buy nucs. There are several ways to start beekeeping. Most beginners start …

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