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?
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?
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?
Prevention and Cure Unfortunately it is a fact of life that bees are subject to certain pests and diseases. As a beginner, you will not be able to spot all the signs, but this section will give you an idea of what to look out for and what action to take. Good hive management is … Read more How to Prevent common Pests and Diseases in Honey Bees
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
Beehives Structure When it comes to beehives, it is recommended to start with at least two. In this way, if one of the colonies does not survive, you can use bees from the other one and ensure survival. Even though a beehive might seem like a complicated structure at first, soon you will realize that … Read more What are the structural elements need to create a Functioning Beehive?
Before you jump right in and start getting set up to keep bees, you need to consider a few things first. You need to ask yourself a few questions to see whether you would actually make a good beekeeper: Is helping the environment important to me? – Beekeeping is one of the most important things … Read more Would I Make a Good Beekeeper?