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Where to Place Your Hive

Location is very important for a hive. If you don’t put your hive in a proper location, it can leave your bees vulnerable to all sorts of...

How to Inspect

Inspections are one of the most important parts when it comes to beekeeping. It allows you to see the condition of the hive. You can see...

Preventing Robbing

During times when nectar is scarce, bees have been known to go and take honey from other hives. This is known as robbing. Like a feeding...

Feeding Your Bees

There are particular times of year when food access for bees is low. This is a good time to put out sugar water for them to supplement...

Lighting Your Smoker

What is a bee smoker? A bee smoker is a device used in beekeeping to calm the honeybees while inspecting the hive. (See below the smoker...

Holes and Ventilation

Air flow through a hive is extremely important. It helps keep the hive cool, dries out the honey, and even assists with temperature...

Your Honey Is Fake

If you have only purchased honey from the grocery store, more than likely what you are bringing home isn't real honey. But what is it...

Local Rules or Laws

Before you begin to take up beekeeping, there are things to consider before buying your equipment or how you want to get your bees. Most...

Dealing with a Sting

At some point during your beekeeping, you will get stung. It happens. You will not avoid it, but there are several things you can do to...

Obtaining Bees

Once you have gathered all of your necessary equipment, how do you get your first hive of bees? There are several options, but I would...