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Describes how understanding the nectar flow in your geographical area helps you maximize colony health and honey production.

Importance of the Nectar Flow in Beekeeping - Homesteading and Livestock

This short series of reports includes news on new uses for inexpensive wood and a recipe for homemade white fly pesticide.

sweet-clover The introduction of sweet clover , an European weed, into the white clover sections has had something to do with the crops from the older plant. Both bloom at about the same time and as a result the fine white clover honey is contaminated with the greenish colored product of the sweet clover. While the latter is by no means a bad honey it does not rank with the white clover and the mixture has been the means of practically eliminating the older honey from the market.

Honey plants and flowers. Novice beekeepers are often confused as to what they should plant in order to provide bee forage for their bees. Bee forage is important for honey production.

Beekeeping has its benefits: raw honey, beeswax and pollination. With a quick check, you can find out if your community offers a rent-a-bee program. For a fee, you'll get a queen bee, hive colony and a mentor to get you started.

Beekeeping: Try Before You Buy - Homesteading and Livestock

Swarm on the move...the queen is in the middle of that somewhere.

Swarm Removal - don't kill or harm that swarm call a beekeeper to remove them for you west coast beekeepers

Goat playground with tires filled with cement.

Create a goat playground with old tires - filled with cement helps keep hooves naturally trimmed

The Practical Bee~Master: in Which Will Be Shown How to Manage Bees Either in Straw Hives or in Boxes, by John Keys, 1780.

The Practical Bee~Master: in Which Will Be Shown How to Manage Bees Either in Straw Hives or in Boxes, by John Keys,

Feeding bees sugar water helps new colonies get off to a good start. Beekeepers who properly feed honey bee sugar water experience fewer colony loses. Carolina Honeybees Farm via @https://www.pinterest.com/carolinahoneyb

Feeding Honey Bees Sugar Water-The Right Way

Feeding honey bees sugar water is a practice beekeepers use during nectar shortages. The sugar water is a substitute for nectar only during an emergency.

Beginning Beekeeping video series, this time the video is about ventilating the beehive.

Beginning Beekeeping video series, this time the video is about ventilating the beehive.

Claritin 10 mg - generic name Ioratadine.  For bee allergy stings and hives relief.  An antihistamine that reduces the natural chemical hestamine in the body. Hestamine can produce hives, allergic sneezing, itching of nose & throat.  Claritin will relieve these symptoms.

Claritin 10 mg - generic name Ioratadine. For bee allergy stings and hives…

I wanted to see how far I could take the recordings of bees into the realm of music. The bee produces about 200-230 wing flaps pr. second, which is enough to...

I wanted to see how far I could take the recordings of bees into the realm of music. The bee produces about wing flaps pr. second, which is enough to.

Bees Can Learn to Play “Soccer.” Score One for Insect Intelligence      |     Science | Smithsonian

Bees Can Learn to Play “Soccer.” Score One for Insect Intelligence

Bees Can Learn to Play “Soccer.” Score One for Insect Intelligence | Science | Smithsonian

Looking back I never thought I would end up wanting to keep honey bees. After all, a desert island with an arid climate doesn’t  sound like the most suitable habitat. We’ve always had t…

Looking back I never thought I would end up wanting to keep honey bees. After all, a desert island with an arid climate doesn’t sound like the most suitable habitat.

How To Design a Geranium Inspired Garden for Bees

How To Design a Geranium Inspired Garden for Bees

Figure 4 Backfilling

Figure 4 Backfilling

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