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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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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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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