Top 20 Varieties of Honey from Around the World

20 Varieties of Honey

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

What kind of honey bees should I get?

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Types of Honeybees There are over twenty thousand different types of bee, and yet only seven of those are honeybees. From time to time, when you discuss the decline in bees that we are currently witnessing, someone will tell you that bee loss is overdramatized and that there are plenty of other pollinators that can … Read more What kind of honey bees should I get?

Step-by-Step Guide (2020) to Start Your Own Bee Colony

Harvesting Honey and Wax

Building the Beehives For the amateur who is simply beginning with honey bees, purchasing all new beekeeping hardware with packaged honey bees is an ideal approach to begin. A setup hive can make issues for the beginner in certain areas, for example, swarm control, re-queening, and state preventatives. Purchasing new gear will permit you to … Read more Step-by-Step Guide (2020) to Start Your Own Bee Colony

Detailed Beekeeping Calendar by Seasons – Beginner Friendly Version

Fighting the Decrease in Pollination

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

Colony Collapse Disorder – Causes & How to Protect your Hive ?

Causes of Colony Collapse Disorder

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 ?

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

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

Which Honey Bee is Right for You? Ultimate Guide for beginners

Which Honey Bee is Right for You

While there are many varieties of bee to choose from, you’ll want to go with a bee which is known for producing honey and also, for being manageable and not at all aggressive.  The American Golden Italian is a variety of honey bee which features these qualities.  American Goldens are also known for being hardy … Read more Which Honey Bee is Right for You? Ultimate Guide for beginners