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Let’s Talk About Dead Bees

Like many beekeepers, we’ve lost bees. Losing bees is never easy, and there can be many causes.

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What do Bees do in the Winter?
December 9, 2022 · · Health & Pests

Unlike birds, bees don’t fly south for the winter, nor do they hibernate. So, what do bees do in the winter?

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Frugal Beekeeping with Used Beekeeping Supplies
December 9, 2022 · · Hives & Equipment

Where to find and how to clean used beekeeping supplies without breaking the bank.

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Setting Honey Prices, Labeling, and Marketing Homestead Honey
July 13, 2022 · · Honey & Beeswax

When we first started keeping bees, many friends and family wanted to buy honey from us. In the beginning, we didn’t have any extra, but after a while, we had more than our family could use and we decided to sell some. But we needed to make sure we were selling the honey legally and had a competitive honey price.

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How Do I Know if My Bees Are Too Hot?
June 21, 2022 · · Health & Pests

Add to Favorites One of my favorite places to be on our property is in the bee yard. I will occasionally sneak in there with camera in hand and just …

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Varroa Mite Treatments for a Healthy Hive
June 10, 2022 · · Health & Pests

Varroa mites are considered a universal problem. Fortunately, varroa mite treatment isn’t hard, you just have to be diligent.

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Why do Bees Swarm?
June 3, 2022 · · Health & Pests

Add to Favorites One of the most disappointing things that can happen to a beekeeper is to have a hive swarm. After it happened to us, we decided we really …

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How to Manage Ants in a Beehive
May 9, 2022 · · Health & Pests

There is nothing quite like the sights and sounds of bees buzzing around, gathering pollen and nectar on a warm summer day. Summer and bees just seem to go together; unfortunately, so do summer and pests.

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What You Can Learn from the Beehive Entrance

here are many things you can learn about your hive just by watching the beehive entrance and the environment around the beehive.

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Wax Moth Treatment to Help Your Bees Win the Battle
May 3, 2022 · · Health & Pests

Add to Favorites All hives, even healthy ones, will have wax moths. I didn’t understand this when we first started beekeeping. I thought that if we were good beekeepers our …

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