Let’s face it. Beekeeping is hard.It’s difficult trying to keep your bees alive, healthy, and producing at the rate you want. The uncertainties brought about with each season don’t really help things either. Top that off with exotic diseases, weather challenges, increasing costs, rising thefts & vandalism, etc. and you’ve
One of the most common tools that beekeepers use is a smoker (often called a bee smoker). If you haven't seen a smoker before, this is what common models look like: The idea behind the smoker is that using it should help calm the honey bees down allowing the beekeeper
We get many questions from our customers each season across just about every range of beekeeping & honey bee related topics imaginable. However, there is one particular question that stands out as being asked more often than most: Why can’t you ship bee packages & nucs directly to me? In
It’s common for new and experienced beekeepers alike to purchase woodenware from local country supply stores or beekeeping supply shops. After all, these nearby stores provide convenient access and stock most or all of the beekeeping supplies you need, so it makes sense to get what you need there, right?
Whether you’re an aspiring beekeeper or you are one already, there are several critical times of the year you need to be aware of.Like any other agricultural endeavor, beekeeping requires a lot of advance planning. You can’t just wake up one day and set up a beehive like you would
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