How to Inspect the Hive Safely?

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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?

What should a first hive inspection look for?

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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?

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

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

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

What are the Types and ideal Location for Beehives?

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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?

What are the essential Beekeeping Equipment for Beginners?

the essential Beekeeping Equipment and Accessories for a beginner

If you want to be a beekeeper, you need to start by getting the right equipment for the job. So, let’s break the list down into some easy components.  Manuals and References You might not think that manuals and references count as beekeeping equipment, but they are essential. Even the most experienced beekeeper might need … Read more What are the essential Beekeeping Equipment for Beginners?