Category Archives: Beekeeping

From Langstroth to Top Bar: Exploring the Different Types of Beehives

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What are all the different types of beehives? There are many different types of beehives, each with their own unique characteristics and benefits. Here are some of the most common types of beehives (we’ll dive deeper into each one): Each type of beehive has its own unique characteristics and benefits. Choosing the right beehive depends […]

Should I Keep Honey Bees AND Mason Bees?

Close up of a wild mason bee building its home in a wooden bee hotel

Is it a good idea to keep mason bees and honeybees? Keeping both mason bees and honeybees can be a great idea, as they serve different functions and complement each other in pollination. Mason bees are solitary bees that do not produce honey but are very efficient pollinators. They are known to be up to […]

Where Should I Place My Beehives? Top Tips for Beehive Placement: Apiary Design

Beekeeper tending hive and beehive placement

As a beekeeper, one of the most important decisions you will make is where to place your beehives. The location of your beehives can have a significant impact on the health and productivity of your bees, as well as the quality and quantity of honey produced. In this article, I will provide you with top […]

What Are Income Options From Raising Bees? The Beekeeper’s Income FLOW. (Get it?)

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Ways to make money as a beekeeper Beekeeping is not only a fascinating hobby, but it can also be a profitable business venture. One of the many benefits of raising bees is the variety of products that can be harvested from the hive and sold for a profit. From honey and beeswax to propolis and […]

What Should I Do Each Month of the Year for Beekeeping? Beekeeping Calendar

taking care of a Beehive in winter

Beekeeping is a year-round activity that requires ongoing attention and care. To maintain healthy and productive bee colonies, beekeepers need to be aware of the seasonal changes and adjust their management practices accordingly. Having a beekeeping calendar handy helps with knowing at a quick glance the tasks that should be completed each month. Whether you’re […]

What are common beekeeping terms and their meanings?

Beekeeping FAQs and Tips Hardworking bees on honeycomb in apiary harvest handbooks

Beekeeping, or apiculture, is a fascinating and complex field that involves the care and management of honey bee colonies. Beekeepers use a variety of tools, equipment, and techniques to maintain healthy colonies and produce honey and other hive products. Along with these tools and techniques, beekeepers also use a specialized language or jargon to describe […]

Recipes for the Beekeeper: Making soap and candles from honey and beeswax

Beekeeping is not only a rewarding and fascinating hobby but also a great source of natural ingredients in recipes for making soap and candles. Honey and beeswax are two of the most versatile and beneficial products that can be harvested from beehives. They are not only delicious and nutritious but also have a wide range […]