starting-beekeeping

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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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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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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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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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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Preparing for The Queen Honey Bee
April 20, 2022 · · Beekeeping 101

There is a decision to be made when starting beekeeping and ordering bees: do you want the two-pound or three-pound hive? You will only get one queen, but how many worker bees do you need right off the bat? That depends on your hive in your honey bee farming project.

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Moving Beehives: What You Need to Know
March 9, 2022 · · Hives & Equipment

When you first got interested in starting beekeeping, I know you did tons of research and thinking about where to put your hives. But sometimes things change and you need to change with them. And so, you find yourself moving beehives.

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What You Need to Know About Apiary Layout
March 7, 2022 · · Hives & Equipment

The cold days of winter are a great time to plan for next spring and summer. These plans might include the garden, the orchard, livestock, or the apiary.

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Sun and Shade for Bees: What is the Right Mix?
February 15, 2022 · · Hives & Equipment

Add to Favorites Many factors are important in determining a beehive location, including the relative amounts of sun and shade for bees. Many beekeepers insist that honey bee hives should …

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