Choosing the right beehive – Pros and Cons

Choosing Your Hive Choosing the right beehive can be a little intimidating, because of the sheer amount of choice. It does require a great deal of thought because, once you commit, you will have spent a lot of money and invested a lot of time in learning so you must take your time over this … Read more Choosing the right beehive – Pros and Cons

What is the Minimum Cost for Starting A Small Beekeeping Operation

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Why Beekeeping as a Business? Once a person begins beekeeping, they realize that their “hobby” has the potential to turn into an area of additional income.  The excess production of wax and honey from your current personal operation is suddenly overwhelming your home, filling extra cupboards, closets, and pantries.  There’s only so much honey and … Read more What is the Minimum Cost for Starting A Small Beekeeping Operation

Varroa mites and Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus

Sacbrood Virus

Varroa mites Varroa jacobsoni and Varroa destructor are two species of parasitic mites that commonly attack bees. They survive on the bodily fluids secreted by the bees. If you see brown or red spots on the thorax of your bees, then they have been infected by these mites. These mites also act as carriers for … Read more Varroa mites and Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus

What are the Types and ideal Location for Beehives?

Monitoring the Hive

Hives An average hive will have a bottom board and a cover. It has at least five honey supers in between the bottom and the cover, each of them containing ten frames of honeycombs. The honey and pollen are stored in these honeycombs, and they also provide rearing grounds for young bees. The young ones … Read more What are the Types and ideal Location for Beehives?

Beekeeping basics: Swarms, Baiting and Nucleus Colonies

Swarming

Are you ready to be a Beekeeper? This is the very first question every person should ask themselves before they start beekeeping. You need to know whether you are ready for it or not. And not only that, your family and even your neighbors should also be open to the idea of living around bees. … Read more Beekeeping basics: Swarms, Baiting and Nucleus Colonies

38 Healthy Uses of Honey & Beeswax

Harvesting Other Byproducts

Honey can be used for a great deal of things. Nutrient source – Containing a large variety of minerals and vitamins, honey is a great source of many nutrients. These include calcium, copper, magnesium, zinc, potassium, niacin, and riboflavin. Regulate blood sugar – Although honey does contain simple sugars, it has a combina­tion of glucose … Read more 38 Healthy Uses of Honey & Beeswax

Supplies Necessary for Beekeeping

Swarming

They are not as many supplies needed to start beekeeping as one might think. A hive for keeping them in is an important first step. Additionally, a beekeeper will benefit from protective clothing, a smoker, a hive tool, and a bee feeder. Choosing a hive is a significant way to start the beekeeping experience off … Read more Supplies Necessary for Beekeeping

Commonly asked questions on Beekeeping

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Present here are a few often asked popular questions that a novice beekeeper would likely have. What is an apiary? An apiary is a place or a farm that grows or works with bees. An apiarist is a person working with or keeping bees. Do I need a large expanse of land to keep bees? … Read more Commonly asked questions on Beekeeping

How much does it cost to start Beekeeping

Facts About Beekeeping That Are Actually False!

Thinking about beekeeping as a hobby or an additional source of income? Then, most probably the question that might be hovering in your mind is, ” how much does it cost to start beekeeping?”. Apiculture has no bars. Anyone who is willing enough to spend some sincere time in bee management practices can go for … Read more How much does it cost to start Beekeeping