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Swarming: What Is It and What Does It Mean?

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Swarming Bees

Swarming: What Is It and What Does It Mean?

  Swarming! Now I’ll bet that word conjures some strong emotions. huh? When you hear the word “swarm,” it’s likely you picture killer bees descending from the heavens to punish the wicked, or the sky darkening with locust before they eat every leaf and stem in sight. Unless, that is, […]
Bell Peppers

Growing Edible Plants for Bees

Bees make fruits and veggies possible. These edible plants need the bees to flourish and the bees need the pollen and nectar to keep their hives running smoothly. It’s common to see lists of flowers bees love, but since we are in the midst of vegetable planting season (whether you […]
Spring Beekeeping

Spring Beekeeping: What Does It Look Like?

It’s spring beekeeping time! March is wrapping up and I couldn’t be happier. In my last blog post, I went over what your bees were doing this month, and we covered some of the reasons March is such a scary time for beekeepers.This week let’s look forward to what’s coming […]
beeswax

Crafting With Beeswax

You don’t have to be a beekeeper to love beeswax. Honestly. This hive product is malleable, versatile, and gentle on the skin, making it perfect for crafting. If you’re not familiar with beeswax or you want to know more, read on, my bee-loving friend. We have all sorts of beeswax […]

Teach a Bee Unit

Spring is here. Days are getting longer, flowers are blooming, and students (and teachers) are squirming in their seats. Why not break out a new unit to grab their attention? There are some impressive, no-cost beekeeping units online that making learning science fun. Since they are online, it’s easy for […]