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
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?
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
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?
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
Beekeeping is the art, or science, depending on how you view things, of rearing and keeping bees in manmade hives. It is a subject that can be so complicated that people devote their entire lives to its study and yet so simple that man has been able to practice it for thousands of years. Whether … Read more What is beekeeping (apiculture) and how it is done?
Points to Consider Before making your final decision as to whether you would like to keep bees, ask yourself the following questions: Do you have space in your garden or in an area like a roof terrace where you can place a beehive? Is the site suitably sheltered from inclement weather? Do you have somewhere … Read more Could a Beehive Pose problem to your Immediate Neighbors?
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