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April 7, 2020

Seven Reasons to Start Beekeeping Right Now

Spring is the best time to start beekeeping. It gives your hive time to build up, lay eggs (brood), and increase in number before the cold weather sets in. But the time of year isn’t the only reason to start beekeeping now. Read on to see why this is the […]
April 3, 2020
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, […]
April 2, 2020
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 […]
March 27, 2020
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 […]
March 27, 2020
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 […]