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?
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 must be your focus when you are beekeeping? This one important factor largely dictates your approach to beekeeping. Are you in it for business? Or are you simply fascinated by bees and wish to further a good cause toward humans and the earth by keeping bees? If you are into beekeeping for business alone, … Read more How do you harvest Royal Jelly, Propolis and Honey from Bees?
CHAPTER 4 : THE BEEKEEPING PROCESS After setting up your hive structure in the position of your choice, now begins the actual beekeeping process. We have assembled the hive and positioned it correctly; the next step is to introduce the bees into the hive. Acquiring the Bees Getting the bees for your colony can be … Read more Monitoring a Top Bar Hive—From Spring Through Winter
CHAPTER 3 : BUILDING YOUR OWN HIVE For the purpose of beekeeping, you could either buy a ready-made hive or build your own. Many beekeepers prefer to build their own hives as this is more cost effective. If you are following a Top bar design, or even a Langstroth hive design for that matter, it … Read more Are top bar hives better than Langstroth Hive – Pros and Cons
CHAPTER 2 : UNDERSTANDING BEES The first step to ensure your beekeeping project succeeds is to make sure you gather as much knowledge and understanding as you can about bees. A thorough understanding about your subjects will arm you with the necessary knowledge to handle any and all situations that might arise in your beekeeping … Read more Types or Castes of Honey bees and How to Identify them
Beekeepers refer to finding a hive location as “siting.” If you are siting a hive, you really have to understand your bees, your land, yourself, your family, your neighbors, and a lot of other factors, including weather patterns. So here are some tips for properly siting your hive. Consider the Law Just because you own … Read more How do I Choose the Bee Hive Location?
There are a lot of great things about being a beekeeper. One of the best is that you get to harvest your own honey. However, the harvesting process is not always easy. One of the tougher aspects, especially for a new beekeeper, is to knowing when to harvest. Wait a Season You should not go … Read more How to Harvest Honey?
Before knowing how to get into beekeeping you must be familiar with what beekeeping actually is. Beekeeping is the art of rearing bees for the production of honey, wax, pollen, bee venom, etc for producing medicines and generating income. It is also known as apiculture. The place where bees are reared is called an Apiary … Read more How to get into Beekeeping – The Beginners Guide