Prevention and Cure Unfortunately it is a fact of life that bees are subject to certain pests and diseases. As a beginner, you will not be able to spot all the signs, but this section will give you an idea of what to look out for and what action to take. Good hive management is … Read more How to Prevent common Pests and Diseases in Honey Bees
To get the best result from your homemade beeswax, take note of the following advice: Never use iron, zinc, brass, or copper containers to melt the beeswax since these metals can discolor the finished product. Do not allow the wax to boil since this not only makes the finished product brittle but also creates a … Read more How to Make the Perfect Beeswax at Home
Manuka Honey Manuka honey is made from the nectar gathered from the Manuka bush (Leptospermum scopar- ium), a wild shrub indigenous to New Zealand. Although your bees will not have access to manuka bushes, this honey is worth knowing about. While it is recognized that honey is generally good for you, manuka honey in particular … Read more What makes Manuka Honey and Heather Honey so special?
Honey Stores One of the most common questions asked by novice beekeepers is how much honey they can expect. The answer to this question depends on the weather, how prolific the nectar flow was for that year, how you manage the hive, and the health of your colony. You can help your bees to store … Read more How much Honey can be expected from a new Hive?
Your First Year Unlike most calendars, this one starts the beekeeper’s year in June. Assuming you are new to your hobby, this is around the time you will have received your first nucleus. Although you will need to manage your hive throughout the year, there will be certain times when your intervention is limited because … Read more Detailed Beekeeping Calendar by Seasons – Beginner Friendly Version
Honey Harvesting As it was often mentioned, honey is the number one reason why people are interested in beekeeping. Even though it is not difficult to harvest honey, there are a number of steps that have to be followed. In this blog, we will guide you through the process, so that you are able to … Read more Which is the ideal Time to Harvest Honey from your Hives?
Beehives Structure When it comes to beehives, it is recommended to start with at least two. In this way, if one of the colonies does not survive, you can use bees from the other one and ensure survival. Even though a beehive might seem like a complicated structure at first, soon you will realize that … Read more What are the structural elements need to create a Functioning Beehive?
Before you jump right in and start getting set up to keep bees, you need to consider a few things first. You need to ask yourself a few questions to see whether you would actually make a good beekeeper: Is helping the environment important to me? – Beekeeping is one of the most important things … Read more Would I Make a Good Beekeeper?
Humans have been captivated and mystified by bees and the way a hive functions for thousands of years. While it is not at all necessary to be an expert on bees in order to be a beekeeper, I’m sure you will eventually find yourself wanting to learn more about these insects and what they are … Read more 15 Fun Facts about Honey Bees
Colony Collapse Disorder or CCD is a mysterious occurrence where entire colonies of bees vanish, for seemingly no reason. A hive that has fallen prey to Colony Collapse Disorder will have no adult bees or adult bee corpses inside. The queen will usually be alive, as will many of the young and the hive will … Read more Colony Collapse Disorder – Causes & How to Protect your Hive ?