Hives & Equipment

Why Did My Bees Die?

Dead bees head-down in cells is a common occurrence, but beekeepers seldom agree about the cause. The most commonly heard theory is that the bees could not find food and died licking the remaining molecules off the bottom of the comb.

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The Importance of Winterizing Beekeeping Equipment

Add to Favorites By Alexis Griffee, Florida Winterizing beekeeping equipment, while the hive sleeps, avoids problems when the weather warms up. As the cooler weather rolls in, our thoughts on the farm …

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Should I Leave Supers on For the Winter?

Should I leave supers on for the winter?

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Moving Beehives: What You Need to Know
October 6, 2021 · · Hives & Equipment

When you first got interested in starting beekeeping, I know you did tons of research and thinking about where to put your hives. But sometimes things change and you need to change with them. And so, you find yourself moving beehives.

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What You Can Learn from the Beehive Entrance
September 29, 2021 · · Hives & Equipment

Add to Favorites One of the most anticipated jobs for the beekeeper is doing a hive inspection. This is when you get to look into the hive and be assured …

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When and How to Store Honeycomb and Brood Comb
September 7, 2021 · · Hives & Equipment

Knowing how to store honeycomb and brood comb is an important aspect in beekeeping. Where do the honey bees stop and the equipment start?

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Beehive Wraps for the Winter

Beehive wraps for the winter help keep the hives warm and can make or break the success of an apiary, especially in northern climates.

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What’s in Your Beekeeping Smoker?
August 17, 2021 · · Hives & Equipment

Add to Favorites When our son first started keeping bees I had no idea what a beekeeping smoker was used for or what to put in the smoker. The smoker …

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You’re Invited to Become a Member of Backyard Beekeeping

We have some EXCITING news to share! There is something new in our community … introducing the brand-new Backyard Beekeeping Membership and Magazine!

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How to Harvest Honey — Video Tutorial

In this video tutorial from Backyard Beekeeping and Miller Bee Supply, we’ll take you through the basics steps of harvesting and extracting your honey.

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