Beekeeping is not an easy task, especially when it involves annoyed bees. One of the most intimidating ideas for those into beekeeping business is the risk of getting stung. When you work as a beekeeper, you work in close proximity to bees on a regular basis. However, along with your own protection, you also have to think about other people living around your hives. Although bees are not exactly aggressive, they would sting you to defend themselves. Irrespective of whether beekeeping is...
Do You Really Need A Foundation Comb?10431 Views 2 Liked
Like any form of art, different people have their own preferences and approaches when it comes to beekeeping. With new products coming up every day, it has become technically easier for a new beekeeper to set up his own apiary to collect honey or just to pursue beekeeping as a hobby. However, experienced beekeepers prefer more natural and difficult ways to the entire process. Going with foundation or foundationless frames is one such important decision that you have to take when you are...
Understanding Mason Jar Beekeeping12629 Views 1 Liked
Mason jar beekeeping is the latest invention of beekeeping that is ideal for small places. You can install it at the rooftop, suburban backyard, or at similar places easily. This beekeeping process does not differ much from the ordinary hives. Here, some mason jars are fitted inside the ordinary hives. The bees will utilize the jars for making comb and honey. So, the jars will be filled with bee honey. Designing a Mason jar beekeeping is too simple. You need to have some woods, mason jars...
How To Safely Transport And Relocate Your Hives18639 Views 5 Liked
Transporting hives with Bees is definitely a daunting task that should be handled very carefully. Everything should be well planned to lessen the disruption to the bees. Pollination is a reason of transporting hives. But, there are many other reasons like moving your house, repositioning the bees in cold weather, etc. So, transporting hives with bees is required at some point. Here is a small guide to safely transport and relocate your hives. Follow the below steps and you can do the task...
Common Mistakes Made by Beginner Beekeepers12754 Views 3 Liked
Apiculture is exciting as much as it is a daunting job. You may have been inspired by several beekeepers, but when it comes to implementing it, there are some mistakes that a beginner ought to make. However, you can avoid these petty blunders by following some of these tips to ensure your beekeeping journey is somewhat lesser challenging:
Plastic or Wood Frames for Your Beehives19230 Views 1 Liked
Beekeepers have two options while choosing the material for the beehive frame – plastic and wood. Wood is a traditional and natural frame for the bees. Plastic, on the other hand, an innovation in beekeeping culture. So, here is a quick comparison of both these materials that will help you decide which one to pick for your bees.
Getting Your Beehives Ready For Spring13721 Views 12 Liked
Beekeeping is a meticulous process that needs a lot of work and attention. During the different seasons of time and weather, bees generally have a different level of activities. When it comes to spring, the main activities that occur is an increase in the population of the colony. At the same time, the bees also build up stocks of honey. In order to avoid unwanted results, it is important to ensure that your beehives are ready for spring.
Equipment Needed by Urban Beekeepers15889 Views 8 Liked
Beekeeping today has become a popular concept globally. While some do it just to harvest some fresh honey for themselves, there are others who just pursue it as a hobby. Beekeeping is also done on a large scale either for agricultural purposes or to harvest honey and related products such as beeswax, among others. Are you considering to take up beekeeping? Read this article to get to know what exactly you need to maintain and grow your apiary.
Reason For High Colony Losses This Year20769 Views 34 Liked
The year has seen a steep decline in the population of bees in colonies by almost 40%. This is reported by beekeepers all over the country and has become a topic of concern for most people. Honey bees today are the backbone of the agricultural industry as they contribute to natural pollination of more than 80% of cultivated crops.
Tips for Beekeeping in Colder Climates23278 Views 44 Liked
Winters are crucial for the bees and bee-keepers should ensure that the bees are healthy enough to survive the cold temperatures. Poor management of hives can destroy the hives and leave the bees dead. We have a list of tips that will help you manage the beehives during the winter.