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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Beeswax Candles

At some point after processing your honey you’ll realize that you have all this beeswax and you want to do something with it.  One of the easiest things to do is make candles. While you can purchase lots of equipment to make candles perfectly you can also make candles cheaply mostly with things you have…

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If you’re a beginning beekeeper who just got a package of bees this year you may be wondering if you’ll get any honey in your first year.  The answer isn’t easy to say.  Here’s some factors to consider when it comes to a first year honey harvest: What kind of weather have you had?  If…

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A week ago we asked our followers on Facebook what topics they would like to read about on our blog. Our fan Brandon asked the following question: “How can a beekeeper rob his bees without using a suit? And why would you risk it doing that?” Good question Brandon.  While often we see beekeepers playing…

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