Where to begin: My first attempt at using beeswax was to make a skin balm for my daughter. She had suffered for months with extremely dry and cracked skin hands. We had tried all my wife’s expensive hand creams to no avail. Within two days of using a very basic bee balm we were able Read More
https://www.corkhives.com/bee-friendly.html I Just came across this link on twitter. It lead me to a very interesting website. Cork hives sound like great way to insulate hives and could likely be an option to keep on all year long. The website above claims that the cork provides the insulation of 4″ boards. It would be interesting Read More
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A fume board is a nifty little device. Using a non harmful stink repellent it is placed on top of a beehive and drives the bees down to the bottom of the hive. There are a few different products that can be used to stink the bees out the door. I thought I could save Read More
Brushing the Bees no more This was the first time that I have enough honey to harvest in July. This was a very exciting time. To date I have not liked brushing the bees of every frame of the honey super in order to take the box off the hive. It is a very tedious Read More
If you have been beekeeping on a small scale for a few years Honeyland may change your perspective. The movie is shot in the “fly on the wall” perspective or should I say “bee on the wall.” The dialogue is organic, the cinematography is outstanding, but the true beauty is how Hatidže Muratova interacts with Read More
Catching my first swarm was awesome. Read on to find out about how it went down, what we did, and how to avoid mistakes.
Sure you could buy a Telescoping Hive Cover off of a site like Mann Lake for a pretty penny. Or you could build it yourself and save a ton of cash! These Instructions will guide you through the process and provide building plans and dimensions
How and when to add queen excluders and honey supers.