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

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?

What kind of honey bees should I get?

Honeybee

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

Supplies Necessary for Beekeeping

Swarming

They are not as many supplies needed to start beekeeping as one might think. A hive for keeping them in is an important first step. Additionally, a beekeeper will benefit from protective clothing, a smoker, a hive tool, and a bee feeder. Choosing a hive is a significant way to start the beekeeping experience off … Read more Supplies Necessary for Beekeeping

Commonly asked questions on Beekeeping

beekeeping

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