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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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How to Make Beeswax Candles

While there are many wonderful beeswax uses, cappings wax can make the most divine beeswax candles.

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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 to Customize Your Hive With a Screened Inner Cover and Imirie Shim
July 13, 2022 · · Hives & Equipment

Add to Favorites Just as you can alter the entrance to your Langstroth beehive, you can also alter the top. Two pieces of optional equipment to consider are a screened …

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Propolis Benefits Inside and Outside the Hive
June 24, 2022 · · Honey & Beeswax

When people think about products that bees produce they often think of honey and beeswax, but bees also make other products such as royal jelly and propolis. Benefits of each of these products can be seen inside the beehive and outside the hive.

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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 Happens When the Queen Bee Dies?

Raising honeybees is a challenge. One day your hive looks good and a few days later you wonder if it’s going to live.

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