What are the 10 rookie mistakes for raising bees?

Hives off the Ground

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?

How do you introduce bees to a new hive?

Honeybee

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?

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

Could a Beehive Pose problem to your Immediate Neighbors?

bee hives

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?

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

What is the Minimum Cost for Starting A Small Beekeeping Operation

beekeeping-book

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