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How to Clean a Beehive Smoker

Have you noticed that your smoker isn’t working as well as it used to? If so, it is probably past time to clean your beehive smoker.

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Honey Extractors Explained
August 6, 2022 · · Hives & Equipment

In the beekeeping world, variety seems to be the common thread among us and honey extractors are no exception. So, here’s a quick rundown on what to look for when selecting a honey extractor.

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Beeswax Products
August 5, 2022 · · Honey & Beeswax

Beeswax is one of the most unique and useful natural products in the animal world. Beeswax is the ultimate eco-friendly, zero-waste option for endless uses.

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Pollinator Week: A History
August 5, 2022 · · Plants & Pollination

Pollinator Week — recognized internationally, observed the third week of June in the US — celebrates each and every pollinator on the planet.

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The Copycat Bee

Common throughout the mid to southeastern United States, the carpenter-mimic bee (or copycat bee) has earned its name.

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Backyard Beekeeping June/July 2022
August 5, 2022 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Beekeeping June/July 2022 — 2/3 is now available! Subscribe to Backyard Beekeeping for great stories on mason bees, honey extractors, splits, how to clean a smoker, recipes, and more!

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Using a Beehive Inspection Checklist
July 25, 2022 · · Health & Pests

Using a beehive inspection checklist can help the beginning beekeeper have confidence in hive inspections and help the experienced beekeeper stay on track during inspections.

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OAV: How to Treat Varroa Mites
July 25, 2022 · · Health & Pests

In this article, I’ll discuss our experience trying to manage varroa mites our first couple years in beekeeping, some lessons we learned, a new way of approaching varroa management, and address some common questions about our management plan.

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Steps for Successfully Filtering Beeswax
July 13, 2022 · · Honey & Beeswax

When people find out that we are honey bee farming, they always ask about the honey. But bees also produce beeswax and something will need to be done with the beeswax when you harvest honey.

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My Flow Hive: Three Years In

Add to Favorites Many people are familiar with the look of a common Langstroth beehive. They can easily recognize the classic white stacked (or sometimes colorfully painted) boxes forming a …

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