Almost all honeybee products are either scientifically proven or alleged to have medicinal qualities. In this post, I discuss 7 things honeybees give us and what they’re good for.
“Bees have been around for tens of millions of years, providing a food source for many animals and acting as important pollinators for multitudes of plants. Scientists hypothesize that humans have been tapping this resource for at least 8,000 years based on a cave painting in Spain that depicts honey hunting. Honey hunting, simply breaking […]
In this post I answer the questions: How do bees make honey? Why does it have the properties that it does? What is the difference between dark and light honeys? What is creamed honey? What is raw honey?
Success in the apiary is dependent upon two things: colonies that can grow large populations, and then─intelligent management of those populations. Mike Palmer of French Hill Apiaries in St. Albans Vermont, took the stage at the 2015 annual meeting of the Maine State Beekeepers’ Association and proceeded to tell the audience about his colony management […]
With the right type of plants, you will be providing your friendly honeybees with enough nectar for them to produce honey and make sure that they are well feed through the winter. Here are top ten plants to grow.
A lot of the beekeeping information out there says to wait until Spring to get bees, but that’s not really necessary in our climate. Actually we have several trees flowering at the moment which are providing plenty of nectar and pollen for the bees. Although we do get frost, its not too cold during the […]