What is beekeeping (apiculture) and how it is done?

Bee Houses

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?

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

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