Beekeeping Information – The Basics
Beekeeping, scientifically known as apiculture is a widespread activity world wide and in almost every country, there is a great number of people who are involved in it. The reasons for beekeeping might vary from one person to another but on a whole; the main reason why people look after bees is to be able to get honey. Other reasons include the sale of bees to other beekeepers, the need to have pollinators, doing it as a hobby and getting beeswax.
The right kind of information will introduce you to words like an apiary –… Continue reading
Wine Making and Bee Keeping
Article by Eddy Lee
Traditional Treasures: Wine and Bees
For the entire length of human history, wine has been produced and consumed, revered as a drink head and shoulders above any other. Cultures have risen and national fortunes have been made on the production of wine. Countries have also fallen because of their fine vineyards. Wine is a part of human history as much as war and wealth are.
Honey goes back even farther. Cave paintings have been found, depicting honey-gathering figures. Honey is a sweet,… Continue reading
5 Tips For Finding A Honeybee Breeder
One of the most important questions when you decide to start keeping honeybees is just what to look for when buying the first bees. If you will follow these five tips you will have no problems getting good quality bees for your first hive.
1. Stick with seasoned breeders – since this is your first time buying a colony or package of bees, you really are better off dealing with a breeder who has been breeding bees for many years, as opposed to purchasing your colony from a new breeder.
2. The health… Continue reading
Starting Beekeeping is a Honey of a Deal. So you are thinking about starting beekeeping. Is it because honey is sweeter, smoother and better when straight from a hive? Is it the fact that bees are just plain interesting? Is it the thought that it is cool to get your honey bears filled in your own backyard? Whatever your reason, beekeeping can be fun, gratifying and simple. It is true; there is nothing like honey that comes from your own backyard. Somehow, it tastes way better than store-bought honey. There are 200,000 beekeepers in the United States who think so.… Continue reading
The Key to Beekeeping is the Beekeepers Suit
It’s of paramount importance to first learn about bees and their first line of defense if you’re considering working with them. A beekeeper and their suit go hand in hand and should always be worn in the hive – without any exceptions – even if you are experienced.
Allergies and How the Body Responds
Although lots of people are allergic to bee stings, those people only know because they were stung first by a bee. If you’re determined to start beekeeping, you will need to find out whether you are indeed allergic… Continue reading
The Importance Of A Beekeeping Guide
Beekeeping is an intensely fun pastime and equally interesting hobby. Engaging into the beekeeping activity can even help you earn income if you put an effort to the activity. However, keeping bees is not that simple and it requires a lot of hard work. For an aspiring beekeeper, a beekeeping guide is necessary to be able to completely understand the art of beekeeping.
Most new beekeeping hobbyists do not have enough knowledge about raising bees. As expected, they have a lot of queries regarding beekeeping. The beekeeping guide will provide you information and answer… Continue reading
How to Close a bee hive ?
Follow these steps to close the hive:
1. If you’re using a hive-top feeder, put it back in place immediately on top of the hive body. Add more sugar syrup if the pantry is getting low. Now go to Step 4.
2. If you’re not using a hive-top feeder, replacing the inner cover comes next. First remove any bees from the inner cover. Use a downward thrust and sharply knock one corner of the inner cover on the bottom board at the hive’s entrance. Better yet, if there is a rock on the… Continue reading