What does a swarm of bees moving into a hive look like? How is all that frantic activity different from bees robbing an empty hive?
Bee keeping is fascinating, ecologically essential and produces pounds of deliciously healthy honey. Recent worldwide bee colony losses have worried experts who are calling on ordinary people to set up hives in their back gardens.
I am a small hobby beekeeper in Northern Ohio, I am here to share the things I do with beekeeping. This will be the basics for most beekeepers, if you wish to do more - I wish you the best on your journey.
There are around 10 species of social bees in Australia. They live in colonies and have no stings. Of these few social bees there are just a couple that produce and store Honey that can be extracted.
Honey bees are little marvels. Aerodynamics say they shouldn’t be able to fly, yet they do. They fly a lot and they do it amazingly well. These facts about the flight of honey bees will amaze you.
My experience of having a white tailed bumble bee nest in my shed. Bumble bee life cycle, reasons for bumble bee decline and how we can help bumble bees.
Honey bees are social insects that pollinate about 1/3 of the food we eat. Colony collapse disorder is a serious problem that is the biggest threat to our food sources.
The friendly beekeeper might have the best interest of his bees in mind, but the bees don’t seem to always see it that way. Protective clothing makes beekeeping a lot more enjoyable when the bees take exception to having the roof popped off and...
Honey bees, beekeepers, and fall are all great topics. Come and find out what a small beekeeper does in fall in the Midwest.
So, you want to be a beekeeper. That is awesome, but let me give you some things to think about and give you a helping hand before you jump feet first and spend money that you don't need to.