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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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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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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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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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Starting Beekeeping: Find a Beekeeping Mentor

Mentoring is a traditional way for beekeepers to teach people starting beekeeping about tending bees. However, finding a mentor, someone who is both knowledgeable about hive management and interested in teaching you, can feel difficult, especially if you don’t know anyone who keeps bees in your area.

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Who is the Queen Honey Bee and Who is in the Hive with Her?
April 27, 2022 · · Beekeeping 101

The honey bee hive is a busy place where every bee has a job. The hive consists of the queen honey bee, the drones, and the workers. Part of learning how to raise bees is learning what role every bee fills.

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