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All About Beekeeping

Updated on March 13, 2012

For the love of bees

Beekeeping is one of the most rewarding and intellectually stimulating activities that I have ever been involved with. No matter how long you have been raising honey bees you will always find yourself learning. It doesn't matter if you are a complete newbie or a certified master beekeeper, you will always be surprised by these little bugs.

The more you learn about these little winged wonders, the more you will learn that you don't really know much about them. They have astounded scientist for years with their simplicity.

I have created this lens to be a jumping off point of great resources around the internet for you to learn about the most exciting hobby in the world. If you know any resources I should add, please let me know!

Bees on Amazon - Great books to read

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner beekeeper or seasoned veteran, there is always something new to learn. Here is a list of good books to learn from.

Equipment Resources - It all starts with your equipment

Here are some good resources to start discovering what types of equipment there is out there and what you really need to get started. Have more equipment resources? Let me know.

A good intro videos for beekeeping equipment

Links For Beginner Beekeepers - Everyone has to get started somewhere

Are you new to beekeeping? Well congratulations for getting started. Don't hesitate to ask questions to other beekeepers, they are some of the most friendly folks around. They certainly won't sting! :)

Videos for the beginner beekeeper

Here is a place that you can ask any questions you want. What have you been wondering about? What weird things are happening to your hives?

Pest Problems - Got bad critters?

The biggest problems that beekeepers face are keeping the good bugs in and the bad ones out. Here is a bunch of resources that you can use to keep your bees healthy and happy.

Problems with nasty pests?

Wax Moth
Wax Moth

Have you ever had problems with wax moths or hive beetles?

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Everyone wants to hear what you have to say about beekeeping. There is always more to learn and new techniques to try. We'd love to hear from you.

Newbie Questions - What do you most want to know?

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      jeffrichley lm 4 years ago

      @anonymous: The absolute best time is in the spring. The temp doesn't so much matter but what "phase" the bees are in during the year. The spring is when the queen is laying more eggs and the nectar is flowing. Lots of baby bees and tons of food = fast growing nucs.

      Also, as a cool added benefit, you get new queens this way. I've split a nuc before just so I could recombine them later in the year once I got rid of the old queen.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      When is the best time of year to split out a nuc? i'm in Ohio - is there an air temperature that i am looking for?