Beekeeping

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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 […]

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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 […]

How To inspect Your Hive

Once you have set up your beehives and your bees have made their homes in them, you will need to start examining the hives at regular intervals to ensure everything is functioning as it should be. Bees are amazingly adaptive insects and they thrive with a little help from their […]

13 Ways To Prevent Bees From Swarming

There’s nothing quite as disheartening as realizing that your bees have up and taken off on you. You may think to yourself; “did I do something wrong?” And “How can I make sure this doesn’t happen again?” Well, swarming does happen, plus certain species of bees are more prone to […]

How & When to Feed Your Bees

As a newcomer to the beekeeping world you may be shocked to find that there are actually situations in which you might need to feed your bees. Ideally, you would simply leave enough honey for the bees to feed on, and not have to worry yourself about feeding them. However, […]

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Where’s The Best Place To Keep Your Beehive?

An important decision for any beekeeper is optimizing the location of their beehives. Because of their versatility, beehives can actually be placed anywhere- in an urban setting or in the countryside, on a rooftop or a backyard, provided certain basic conditions are met. Below are some key points that you, […]

A Beginners Guide To Extracting Honey

In the past, honey was consumed as is, in its natural state. Extracting it destroyed the nest and also made the honey contain impurities and residues of wax. Today, the use of an extractor makes it possible to get honey without damaging the honeycomb, while also recovering almost all the […]

The ABCs Of Beekeeping – A Guide For Beginners

Whether you’re in it for the honey or to flourish your garden, beekeeping is an incredible outdoor hobby and a perfect opportunity to widen your nature-loving horizon. Moreover, the satisfaction of maintaining an entire functioning colony is un-bee-livable! Unfortunately, for a beginner, it can be rather confusing to take up […]