An insight to the addicting world of beekeeping

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Queen exluder, honeybees

In beekeeping there has to be some way to stop the queen bee from laying eggs in your honey! Otherwise, it’s quite disgusting. Can you imagine little egg parts in your delicious, sweet honey?    What is a queen excluder?… Continue Reading…

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For anyone who is interested in becoming a beekeeper or for anyone who is curious about bees, you may wonder just how someone gets an entire colony of bees into a hive box. There are a couple of ways of… Continue Reading…

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Honeybees.

Inside a hive, you have the queen who lays eggs and the drone who has only one task to mate–if he’s lucky. The worker bee on the other hand does so much more than most people think. They are so… Continue Reading…

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Honeybees on a frame.

Beekeeping has become such a rewarding hobby but, just like everything else in life, it has its ups and downs. This hobby started as a subject that perked my interest one day while watching TV. Someone had been a beekeeper… Continue Reading…

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People who have been beekeepers for years will tend to bees without a veil or without a smoker. However, each one of them will always take their hive tool with them. Why the Hive Tool? Honeybees will “glue” everything together… Continue Reading…

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Too often people tell me that they love honeybees but they are allergic to bee stings. Later in the conversation I find out there was a big misunderstanding of what they thought they were actually allergic to. The descriptions of… Continue Reading…

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What do worker bees do?

It is always important to do your homework on any particular hobby before just divulging yourself into it. With beekeeping it’s even more important to know what you are looking at when opening up a hive. Honeybees can tell you… Continue Reading…

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“I’m a beekeeper.” A typical line I use when people ask me what my hobbies are. This is usually followed by wide eyes and the question of why I chose such a hobby. I even received looks of either disgust… Continue Reading…