9 Tips for Making Your Honey Harvest Easier

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Keeping bees requires a huge learning curve and one of the biggest is at harvest time. Each beekeeper will have their own way of doing things and most will gladly share their experiences and their tips with you. Seasoned beekeepers are always happy to help beginners out, to ensure the survival of the bees and … Read more 9 Tips for Making Your Honey Harvest Easier

What are the 10 rookie mistakes for raising bees?

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Common Mistakes Beekeeping is a large subject with a myriad of different aspects to it, so you are going to make some mistakes. Don’t let this knock you off course or overwhelm you on your journey. The important thing to bear in mind is that there is plenty of help out there, and you only … Read more What are the 10 rookie mistakes for raising bees?

What are the methods of harvesting honey?

Honey Harvesting

Harvesting the Honey In this article, we will take a look at what for most beekeepers is the most enjoyable part of beekeeping, bringing in the honey. We will also take a brief look at some of the other products that can come from your hives. Of course, honey is by far the best-known bee … Read more What are the methods of harvesting honey?

Hive Maintenance and Treatment – Detailed Guide

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From now on, we move onto the maintenance side of beekeeping. The learning curve that you have just been through has probably been quite steep if none of this was familiar to you. Things will get easier now, and in many ways, you have crossed a threshold. That early information acquisition is quite large, but … Read more Hive Maintenance and Treatment – Detailed Guide

How do you introduce bees to a new hive?

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The Role of Honey Bee Before we jump ahead to that point, let’s just take a look at the types of bees that make up a colony so that you know exactly who does what. You probably already have an idea of the three main types of bees. The workers are the guys who do … Read more How do you introduce bees to a new hive?

Beehive Components & Parts – Beginners Guide

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Type of Hive So you’ve decided that beekeeping is for you and you have made the decision that you want to get some bees. Where does one go after that? The first thing to do is decide on is what type of hive you are going to use. Here again, the range of options is … Read more Beehive Components & Parts – Beginners Guide

What kind of honey bees should I get?

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Types of Honeybees There are over twenty thousand different types of bee, and yet only seven of those are honeybees. From time to time, when you discuss the decline in bees that we are currently witnessing, someone will tell you that bee loss is overdramatized and that there are plenty of other pollinators that can … Read more What kind of honey bees should I get?

Step-by-Step Guide (2020) to Start Your Own Bee Colony

Harvesting Honey and Wax

Building the Beehives For the amateur who is simply beginning with honey bees, purchasing all new beekeeping hardware with packaged honey bees is an ideal approach to begin. A setup hive can make issues for the beginner in certain areas, for example, swarm control, re-queening, and state preventatives. Purchasing new gear will permit you to … Read more Step-by-Step Guide (2020) to Start Your Own Bee Colony

What is beekeeping (apiculture) and how it is done?

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Beekeeping is the art, or science, depending on how you view things, of rearing and keeping bees in manmade hives. It is a subject that can be so complicated that people devote their entire lives to its study and yet so simple that man has been able to practice it for thousands of years. Whether … Read more What is beekeeping (apiculture) and how it is done?

Could a Beehive Pose problem to your Immediate Neighbors?

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Points to Consider Before making your final decision as to whether you would like to keep bees, ask yourself the following questions: Do you have space in your garden or in an area like a roof terrace where you can place a beehive? Is the site suitably sheltered from inclement weather? Do you have somewhere … Read more Could a Beehive Pose problem to your Immediate Neighbors?