1. Are there different types of bees? There are thousands of different species of bees of which honeybees are only one. Western honey bees, or Apis mellifera, are perhaps the best-known bees because humans have used them as a source of honey for thousands of years. In ancient civilizations, people observed the ability of these … Read more Frequently Asked Questions on Beekeeping
The methodology for assessing your beehive doesn’t change much starting with one visit then onto the next. Beekeepers dependably take after specific methods and dependably search for specific things. After a couple visits to the hive, the mechanics of this turn out to be second nature, and you can focus on enjoying the inexplicable disclosures … Read more How to Inspect the Hive Safely?
Taking your first peek into the hive is an incredibly exciting experience. Your first hive inspection is the moment at which you can start building a relationship with your bees. Because of this, it’s a good idea to develop good habits early. In this section, I will cover all essential inspection techniques you need to … Read more What should a first hive inspection look for?
Some beekeepers choose to harvest their honey from single floral sources and these are known as varietal honeys. There does need to be a large amount, usually several acres, of the specific floral source for this to work and the bees have to be prepared to work the flowers the minute the nectar appears. What … Read more Top 20 Varieties of Honey from Around the World
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
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?
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?
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
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?
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