What should a first hive inspection look for?

Managing Hive

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?

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

9 Tips for Making Your Honey Harvest Easier

Honey

Keeping bees requires a huge learning curve and one of the biggest is at harvest time. Each beekeeper will have their own way of doing things and most will gladly share their experiences and their tips with you. Seasoned beekeepers are always happy to help beginners out, to ensure the survival of the bees and … Read more 9 Tips for Making Your Honey Harvest Easier

How much Honey can be expected from a new Hive?

Honey Harvesting

Honey Stores One of the most common questions asked by novice beekeepers is how much honey they can expect. The answer to this question depends on the weather, how prolific the nectar flow was for that year, how you manage the hive, and the health of your colony. You can help your bees to store … Read more How much Honey can be expected from a new 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