Winter Beekeeping

For most once the cold, wet weather hits it’s time to stop beekeeping for the year.  But don’t let this weather keep you from being a good beekeeper.  Winter is a great time for beekeeping.  Here’s some things you can be doing now! Read!  There are a ton of good books on the market and…

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Your Bees are Making Gifts!

As we get closer to the holiday season you might be surprised that your little bees are doing hard work to make your gift giving easier.  Rather than running to the store to buy the newest plastic gizmo why not use some of the products from your bees to make gifts? Be it soap, candles,…

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Behind the Veil

There are almost as many options for beekeeping veils on the market as there are beekeepers.  Regardless of who you talk to each person will have their favorite version.  So what are veils for and what should you look for when purchasing one? Veils are usually made of some sort of screen and either is…

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There are a number of different types of hive covers available.  Here’s a look at each kind and when you’d use it. This is a migratory cover.  It has sides that extend only over the front and the back of the hive.  This style cover is generally used by migratory beekeepers (beekeepers who move their…

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