Homesteader Skills – Beekeeping

Homesteader Skills – Beekeeping Article by Josiah Fordahl Beekeeping (apiculture, from apis, Latin for bee), is maintenance of a colony of bees, usually in a man-made box that contains a hive. People keep bees for honey production, as well as the production of beeswax and other…

Beekeeping Suit — Gloves or Not?

Like any hobby or profession, beekeeping has certain requirements. One of those requirements for anyone who wants to safely work around their bees is the beekeeping suit. Whenever you get near your bees, wearing the proper beekeeping clothing is a must. Studies have shown that bees react differently to various types of clothing. The main…

Essential Beekeeping Guide

Essential Beekeeping Guide Back in 1995, Rockne S. O’Bannon’s thriller movie, ‘Deadly Invasion: the killer bee nightmare’ had a less than average rating and perhaps considered a flop. Why? The bees never actually killed or seriously injured anyone! “They can’t even kill an allergic little girl!” one critic mused. “Usually when you put killer bees…

3 Vital Pieces of Beekeeping Clothing

3 Vital Pieces of Beekeeping Clothing One of the most important parts of beekeeping is making sure you have the correct specialist equipment needed. Whether you are building your hive or trying to remove honey, having the right gear can make the job easier and safer. Inspecting the bees is a vital role of the…