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...
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...
Everyone wants to know this when taking the plunge into bee keeping. I did. If you want to know what I have learned, read on. A mere 2 years ago, I was just like most of the population, intrigued by bees, but not sure...
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.
Great tips for choosing a location for your beehive. Useful information for new beekeepers and old hands alike. A well placed beehive will perform better, and your honey bee friends will be happier.
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?
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.
The life of a beekeeper is filled with hard work, but also a lot of personal satisfaction. Do you have what it takes to be a beekeeper? Two beekeepers explain what it is like to keep bees.
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?
Where have all the honey bees gone? What can we do to encourage bees back into our gardens. Bees are the most important pollinators on the planet, we all have to do whatever we can to save them.