Bee hives are alive with activity. How is a bee colony organized? How do bees construct their hives? How do bees make honey? What is life like for a bee?
For new beekeepers, it can be tricky to know what to do - when and what to look for - as you go into your hives for that first Spring hive inspection. Here's the run-down of Spring Beekeeping tasks.
Honey bees are complex and fascinating creatures. Here are 20 questions--with answers-- to help you understand honey bees and their place in our world.
Bees are little wonders. They pollinate our plants and give us honey. Plus bees are funny--rather, the jokes, puns and idioms about bees are funny. Here are a few facts and lots of laughs.
There are a number of benefits in making fall splits early in the summer, which outweighs making spring splits: re-queening, disease control, good overwintering, quick spring buildup, and better crop.
Honey bees can thrive in the city. Urban beekeeping is possible, but requires a few special considerations.
Wib Magli One of the first decisions that the beginning beekeeper must make, and often one of the most confusing, is the size of the boxes and frames to use for hive bodies and supers. Several options are available....
Honey Bees are buzzing among the flowers in our plant environments. We are aware that bees sting, but humans enjoy the sweet, nutritional, and medicinal benefits of the honey produced by these bees.
Having bees has obvious rewards and some not so obvious. A clear golden jar of honey is an obvious reward, and the main reason most people get started beekeeping. Caring for a miraculously organized group of insects...
Beekeeping is one of those unique hobbies that can pay for itself. It can also be a profitable small business. Honey sales are the largest source of bee related income for most small and medium sized beekeepers.