If you’re keeping honey bees, help them survive winter by supplying them with an easy food source – bee candy! It’s easy to make and put on the hives, as this post demonstrates.
There are few projects on our homestead that bring us as much satisfaction as our bee hives do. For a small start-up investment in beekeeping supplies, and the initial hives, this addition to our farm has really paid off. We have two hives and on average we collect about four to six gallons of honey […]
Once your bees are settled into their new hive, they go to work in earnest on building comb. Not all bee comb is going to produce honey, in fact when a colony starts to make comb it is primarily brood comb. Brood comb is where the queen bee lives and lays her eggs, which propagate […]
Yes, beekeeping can be fun and exciting, especially when you get your colonies set up and buzzing. But careful preparation is needed to ensure your bees stay healthy and alive. However, sometimes all your efforts don’t pan out.
Honey bees are definitely on my “to get for the homestead” list. There are just so many benefits and reasons to have bees. Here are my top 4 reasons for wanting bees. 1.Honey. Ok, this one is pretty obvious….. honey bees=honey. Honey has a lot of health benefits from fighting infection, boosting immune system, to […]
Beekeeping can be expensive to get into, but we are going to show you ways to reduce some of those costs and be able to afford honey bees. Who doesn’t love honey and the bees help your garden way more than you know.