Author: Eddy

Why Do Beekeepers Use Smoke?

One of the most distinctive tools in a beekeeper’s arsenal is the smoking tool. This tool, which produces smoke, plays a crucial role in calming bees during routine maintenance and honey harvesting. The use of smoke in beekeeping has a long history that dates back to ancient civilizations. Greeks, Romans, […]

Are Bees and Wasps Related?

Introduction to Bees Vs Wasps Bees and wasps are some of the most fascinating, but also sadly misunderstood, insects in the animal kingdom. They are important pollinators, predators, and scavengers, and play crucial roles in ecosystems in our backyards and around the world. Yes, bees and wasps are related. They […]

uk beekeeping rules and regulations

UK Beekeeping Rules and Regulations

If you’re thinking about starting your journey in beekeeping, or have plans to expand your current beekeeping operations to something a little more than a personal hobby, there are some key rules and regulations you need to go over: Bees Act 1980 Covers the government’s powers of the control of […]

state beekeeping laws, rules, and regulations

State Beekeeping Rules and Regulations

If you’re thinking about starting a hive or expanding upon your beekeeping hobby, there will be some local and state regulations you’ll need to familiarise yourself with. Below is a list of beekeeping laws by state, as well as a list of state beekeeping associations, to help you get to […]

Move over ducks, Queen Bees quack too! [Here’s Why]

It turns out it’s not only ducks that quack. Researchers at Nottingham Trent University used sensitive vibration detectors, called accelerometers, to listen in on Honeybee hives. What they found, is that besides the regular buzzing sounds we all hear; queen honeybees make quacking and tooting noises. How Bees communicate Honeybees […]

The Flow Hive 2 Review [ Vs. The Classic Flow Hive]

The Flow Hive 2 The concept of the Flow Hive beehive has impressed novice beekeepers ever since it first launched. The idea of “honey on tap” was intriguing to those that wanted a more convenient way to get their honey and an accessible route into the hobby. The original Flow […]

How Bees Fly [10 Facts About How, When, and Why]

When I was young, I remember going on walks with my family in the summer. There was a field near our house that we’d always walk through. In the field there were an assortment wild flowers. Little splashes of color in the long grass. I’d always see bees on those […]