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My Honeybee Farming Project Year One
November 27, 2022 · · Beekeeping 101

Even with all the research and questions we had before obtaining our first nuc of bees, uncertainty reared its ugly head as we ventured into our honeybee farming project.

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How to Decrystallize Honey
November 11, 2022 · · Honey & Beeswax

Every so often someone asks me how to decrystallize honey. Well, here’s the how and why.

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6 Simple Beeswax Uses
October 4, 2022 · · Honey & Beeswax

Since we started keeping bees a few years ago we’ve learned about so many beeswax uses. We had no idea it was so versatile.

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Why We Need to Protect Native Pollinator Habitat

Regardless of whether we live a rural lifestyle, an urban one, or something in between, our existence and continuance of the world as we know it is dependent on an ecosystem of small insect pollinators and native pollinator habitat that most people rarely notice.

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The Basics of Making a Bee Hotel
September 26, 2022 · · Hives & Equipment

Learn how to make a bee hotel and why it’s important to support your native solitary bees.

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How to Make Fondant for Bees
September 9, 2022 · · Health & Pests

Fondant for bees is a little different than the fondant that you find at the bakery. The bakery fondant can have high fructose corn syrup, cornstarch, coloring, and flavorings added to it. Making fondant for bees is a lot like making candy.

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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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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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Succession Planting With the Best Plants for Bees

Add to Favorites Even before we began keeping bees, we tried to garden in such a way as to not harm bees and other pollinators. Now that we are keeping …

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