Right Now

Everyone wonders what they can be doing for their bees at this time of the year.  It’s colder than normal and for many we’re looking at rain and snow.  Depending on your experience there are many options of things you can be doing for your bees. If you don’t have bees yet or even if…

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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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Bee Quilts

Many years ago a home that was once owned by a farmer in the city of Seattle was being cleaned out.  An entire basement was filled with supplies.  Old boxes, some 8 frame some 10, miscellaneous bits and pieces of equipment and that “thing” you see in the picture above. But what was that thing?…

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Last week we talked about the entrance feeder and concluded that while it’s a good tool for emergency feedings it’s not a great long term feeding solution.  Today we’ll talk about the frame feeder and the perks and drawbacks to this style of feeder. As with all feeders there are some things to consider when…

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