Welcome!

Thanks to this great post from Mercola.com we have a lot of new folks coming to our website.  Many of you are looking to learn more about beekeeping and probably want to know where to start.  With so much information on the website this is how we’d suggest learning more: First thing first, make sure…

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Hey everyone, Hope your day is going well! I just found this hive in a pond near my house. (Video below) Do you know what type of hive it is? Just to make things more fun: Tell me what you think the hive is in the comments section below the video and we’ll pick a…

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Many of our fans are beginning beekeepers, overwhelmed with all the things needed to get started beekeeping. What do I need?  What do I have to have to get started? As many of you know, for a while we attempted to bring you kits to fit this need but eventually we realized that selling kits…

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Cool Videos

Ever wondered how pollination actually works?  Check out this great video we found: Pollination – OUP science animation from Tim Ruffle on Vimeo. Also check out this wonderful 3d animated short: Bee – 3d animated short from Vladimir Loginov on Vimeo.

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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Brushing the Bees

While the term bee brush may make you think of combing a cat or dog we promise we’re not suggesting that you clean off your bees with a tiny brush.  Frankly they’re likely covered in pollen and would prefer to keep it that way and besides, you have better things to do than brushing thousands…

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