Winter Duties

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November 3, 2021

Winter Duties

Halloween is officially over and low temperatures are approaching – what does this mean for honey bees? Honey bees prefer warmer temperatures around 55-100℉, so when it gets colder than that, it makes life a little more difficult for them. Dropping temperatures means they cannot fly well, so their activity […]
October 27, 2021

Protective Gear-All You Need To Know

If you are a beekeeper or planning to become one, you will definitely be stung at one point. Now, this is not to scare you away from beekeeping if you are planning on starting but it is something to be aware of so you can properly prepare. Obviously, nobody enjoys […]
October 20, 2021

Do Honey Bees Like Pumpkin as Much as Humans?

Fall is that time of year that a lot of people look forward to. The cool weather, the beautiful fall leaves, pumpkin farms and corn mazes , hot apple cider, and donuts.  October is pumpkin season, there is no way around that! Whether you are taking part in eating some […]
October 13, 2021

Mites, Moths, and Mice: Menacing Creatures

Managing a beehive can be challenging enough without the extra burden from predators. Honey bee colonies can be intruded by parasites, diseases, and other pests throughout all seasons and some can be very harmful. Keeping your hive healthy is of the utmost importance to your beekeeping journey in order to […]
October 6, 2021

The Honey Vegan Debate

The popularity of veganism has skyrocketed in the past few years and there has been much debate within all of this talk about honey. Is honey vegan? Why does it matter if honey is vegan? What is veganism? In order to answer all of these questions, we must first address […]