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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, […]

All About Honey

How Does Honey Get Its Color?

In most supermarkets, we find row upon row of bottles of golden colored honey. However, honey actually comes in a myriad of colors, ranging from the transparent or “white” variety to the dark “deep amber”. There are also incidents of unusually colored honey, like red or blue-green. So the question […]

All About Honey

How Does Honey Get Its Flavor?

The flavor of honey depends on the type of flowers within roughly 2 miles of the hive that produces it.  This is because Honey Bees have an average foraging radius of two miles, and the type of flower the bees gather nectar from directly influences both the flavor and color […]

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How To Clean Out A Dead Bee Hive

Ask any beekeeper and they’ll tell you: the worst thing that can possibly happen when you’re raising bees, whether for commercial use or just as a hobby, is having a hive die out on you. It can be sad, and even frustrating when you find no signs of life in […]

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Your Bee Hive Is Dead – What Now?

For a novice beekeeper- who’s just gotten a new swarm of honeybees- the thought of opening a hive to find a whole colony wiped out is devastating. But if you’re a seasoned beekeeper, you probably know that this can happen, particularly during winter. Like the home of any other living […]

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Our Top 3 Unassembled Bee Hive Kits

In recent years, bee populations have been decreasing at an alarming rate. Factors such as the epidemic of colony collapse disorder, drastic climatic changes and mite infestations have all contributed to their dwindling numbers. So what can you do to ensure that these industrious beings don’t become extinct? Well, one […]