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Starting beekeeping?


Interested in beekeeping? Here are my 10 articles for beginners. This, by all means, is not an exhaustive list of topics to learn. I found that these answer the questions I had when I just started my beekeeping journey. If you have a beginner question, please post it directly on this blog’s Facebook Page, so others can see it. If…

Feeding bees should the priority of every beekeeper

Feeding bees in winter – Season 6


I believe that feeding bees is an underrated topic among beekeepers. Medicating bees is the most discussed and certainly overrated topic, on my account. So, it is no surprise that every year, many beginner  beekeepers starve their colonies. Even experienced beekeepers starve their colonies, when they unexpectedly explode in growth in the spring. Those two pictures above are of the…

Beehive Spring Check- Bee in Harmony

Spring check – Season 6


The weather this winter was rather mild. I did not have to wrap the hives, and the colonies seem to have faired quite well. The way I checked the colonies without opening them is the following: I untied the strap and removed the feeding bottle. Then, I gently lifted the hive about an inch or two on one side. That…

A Good Beekeeper?

A Good Beekeeper?


I wrote a while ago that I had been buying seeds from the Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Co for 8 years. I have got a collection of vegetable, fruit, herb and flower seeds in my freezer by now. Their mission is to preserve heirloom seeds. This past year only, they added a very exciting selection of edible and decorative flowers, culinary and medicinal herbs and…

Benefits of honey

About honey – Part I


Today, I am going to tell you about the benefits of raw honey. This is a very short summary from what I read about honey in beekeeping magazines with my own thoughts added. I will list the resources at the end. As most people already know, bees forage for nectar mostly on flowering plants. Those flowering plants need bees and other…