Chocolate Mint Moisturizer Bee Balm

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

Cork Clad Hives: a natural insulator

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

Honeyland: From a Hobbyist Beekeeping perspective

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

Predicting honeybee swarming by listening to the sounds made by a queen bee

https://phys.org/news/2020-06-honeybee-swarming-queen-bee.html Biologists have found a way to listen to the sounds in the hive to determine when a queen is preparing to swarm. Swarming is common behaviour in honey bees. It is the way that bees expand their numbers. When a hive feels that it is running out of space the queen prepares to leave Read More

Build your own native beehive

This is pretty cool! If you want to actually help the bees then why not build your own native beehive? Native bees are superior pollinators to honey bees because they have evolved to live and pollinate in the ecosystem they are currently in. The thing about most native bees is that they live alone. Most Read More

How to Make a Telescoping Hive Cover: With building plans

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