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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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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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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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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