A good beehive inspection will let you know how your bees are doing. Honey bees are very competent and can take care of themselves for the most part. Taking a peep into the hive will make sure that they are healthy and don’t need any outside help from you. You’ll need to check on the […]
While my husband and I are still very much novice beekeepers (ahem, to date, we have only had our hives for three days), we hungrily read books and articles, scoured the web for beekeeping blogs, watched YouTube videos endlessly, and took a local Beekeeping 101 course. Eager to learn all we could before the arrival […]
Some things just don’t go as planned. We never expected Africanized bees in Montana. After Chaya was attacked, we had to the needful, heartbreaking thing of destroying the hive for the safety of our family and community. This is how to kill a hive on purpose.
A beehive (or two) is an excellent addition to a homestead, even in an urban area, as they don’t take up much space. Bees not only provide honey, but also pollination services and beeswax. Since we’ve had a couple of beehives near our vegetable garden I’ve had the best crop of pumpkins and capsicums since […]
You want to become a beekeeper, but know where to start? There are many different methods to become a beekeeper, but you have to find the method that works for you.
Have you ever wondered what the inside of a honey bee hive looks like? Here’s your chance to see up close pictures of the life cycle stages of a honey bee and even get to see a new honey bee emerging from the comb for the first time!