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How to Make Fondant for Bees
February 1, 2019 · · 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 to Make a Bee Watering Station
February 1, 2019 · · Health & Pests

Most of us realize the importance of being wary of the heat for people, pets, and livestock, but we often forget that the bees could use a little extra help …

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Make a DIY Honey Extractor
February 1, 2019 · · Hives & Equipment

A honey extractor is usually one of the last pieces of equipment that a beekeeper gets after learning how to raise bees. Starting beekeeping can be pricey, but there are some ways to …

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11 Must-Have Beekeeping Supplies for Beginners
February 1, 2019 · · Hives & Equipment

When our son first decided he wanted to keep bees and we started looking at beekeeping supplies, we learned pretty quickly that starting beekeeping can be pricey. Since we are really …

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How to Set Up a Backyard Apiary
February 1, 2019 · · Hives & Equipment

About six years ago our son (who was 12 at the time) told us he wanted to start keeping bees. Beekeeping was something we were interested in starting and this was …

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5 Honey Bees to Consider, Including Buckfast Bees
February 1, 2019 · · Beekeeping 101

One of the first questions a beekeeper asks is, “What kind of bees should I keep?” There are many bees to choose from: Carniolan, German, Italian, Russian, and Buckfast bees, …

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A List of Plants That Attract Bees

By Alan Harman, Michigan – For thousands of years, bees have been helping feed people, but now in the face of an onslaught of chemicals and disease, they’re in need of …

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Why Honey Bees Dying in the Hive Should Be Investigated
February 1, 2019 · · Health & Pests

Honey bees dying while you learn to care for the colony and hive is disappointing. It is important to look into the cause of honey bees dying to avoid it happening again. …

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Adventures in Raising Honey Bees

By D. Parnell, Tennessee – I am not a professional beekeeper in any way, shape or form. It’s been said that if you speak with 25 different beekeepers, you’ll learn of 25 different methods raising …

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