• Beekeeping Supplies,  Reviews

    Top 5 Beehive Stands for Sale -The Importance of Using a Hive Stand

    An important tool in beekeeping that is sometimes overlooked is the beehive stand.  While beehive stands don’t look like anything special, they provide the beekeeper with comfort while tending to the hive.  For the bees, a beehive stand is important because it helps to keep the hive dry.   This article will discuss what a beehive stand is, the proper beehive stand height, and dimensions of a beehive stand.  Lastly, I will review the top beehive stands for sale.   What is a Beehive Stand? In beekeeping, a beehive stand is a structure that elevates the beehive off the ground.  Hive stands are made of wood, plastic or metal and can be…

  • Beehives,  Reviews

    8 Best Bee Hive Starter Kits to Get in 2022

    Beekeeping is an extremely rewarding hobby to get involved in. Not only can one bee hive yield up to 100 pounds of honey, bees are excellent pollinators that would enhance any garden.  Beekeeping helps the environment too. Bee populations are declining everywhere due to pesticides and disease. Starting a bee hive helps increase the population of bees, which helps the ecosystem at the same time.   The easiest way to get into beekeeping is to buy a bee hive starter kit. But, what should you look for in the best bee hive starter kit?  All starter kits include a complete bee hive. Others will include the complete hive and accessories, such…

  • Beehives,  Reviews

    Hoover Hives Review – Should You Get a Wax Coated Beehive?

    Since I’ve started my website I’ve had a chance to learn about a lot of different beehives. One that has stood out as a favorite among beekeepers is the Langstroth hive made by Hoover Hives.   I’ve been wanting to write a Hoover Hives review for a long time because of their wax coated wood.  I wrote an article about safe paint for beehives and learned about how damaging paint can be, for bees and for us.  That led me to discover the many benefits of wax coated beehives.   This Hoover Hives review will include an indepth look at the features of Hoover Hives, as well as the pros and cons. …

  • Beehives,  Reviews

    10 Best Complete Bee Hives For Sale in 2022

    Are you interested in beekeeping?  Who wouldn’t be? Beekeeping is fun, educational, and it is beneficial to our ecosystem.  To be a successful beekeeper there are a few things you must have. The most important thing is the bee hive.  This article will discuss and compare the top complete bee hives for sale, so you can choose the best one for you.  What To Look For in a Complete Bee Hive Type of Beehive  The first thing you need to consider when choosing a complete bee hive for sale is the type of hive.  The 3 main types of bee hives are the Langstroth Hive, the Top Bar Hive, and…

  • Reviews,  Solitary Bees

    Crown Bees Mason Bee Cocoons Review

    If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already saw my posts yesterday about my mason bee cocoons. I thought I’d do a Crown Bees mason bee cocoon review on here, in case anyone is interested. Ordering Mason Bee Cocoons from Crown Bees I got a brand new mason bee house this year and decided to get some mason bee cocoons as well. I ordered them online from Crown Bees, since they are a well known and trusted company. The ordering process was really simple. On their website, you can choose which type of solitary bee cocoon you would like to order. If you want bees for spring, choose…

  • Beehives,  Reviews

    A Review on Busy Bees ‘n’ More Beehives

    When buying a beehive you want a quality product, made of durable materials that will last a long time. The Amish are known for their woodworking, so it makes sense that they’d excel at constructing beehives.   About Busy Bees ‘n’ More Located in Ohio, Busy Bees ‘n’ More are manufacturers of Langstroth beehives. What sets them apart from other beehive manufacturers is that these hives are made by Amish woodworkers.  The Amish are known for their quality craftsmanship and high quality woodwork.   All Busy Bees ‘n’ More hives are made in the USA using responsibly sourced wood.  They sell both 8 and 10 frame hives, as well as a starter…

  • Beehives,  Beekeeping Supplies,  Reviews

    Start Beekeeping Now With Bee Hive Kits for Beginners

    Like most new hobbies, beekeeping requires a certain set of equipment before you get into it. Of course you need a bee hive and bees, but you also need protective clothing, tools, and supplies.   Luckily getting into beekeeping is easier now than ever before.  There is so much information on the internet and you can purchase everything you need in bee hive kits for beginners.   Disclosure: As an affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases. This is at no cost to you and helps to keep this website running. Beekeeping for Beginners Ordinances Beekeeping is a hobby that requires some preparation before starting.  You don’t want to get all your equipment…

  • Beehives,  Reviews

    My Review On Galena Farms Bee Hives

    The most exciting thing for a beekeeper to buy is a new beehive.  Depending where you live, you may not be able to get beehives locally. In that case, you’ll have to order your beehive online.   There are several online retailers that sell beehives, such as Amazon, or manufacturer websites. A new website that I recently tried is Galena Farms. This post will review Galena Farms, including a list of the pros and cons of ordering from Galena Farms and comparison of Galena Farms vs Amazon. What is Galena Farms? Galena Farms is located in the middle of Ohio.  They sell 8 and 10 frame beehives, hive parts, foundation, and…

  • Beehives,  Reviews

    Beehives That Drain Honey

    Harvesting honey is one of the most exciting things about beekeeping.  After several months of hive inspections and maintenance, you finally get to reap the rewards of your hard work.  But, harvesting honey is sticky, messy, and time consuming.   To remedy that, a whole new type of beehive has been created.  These beehives that drain honey feature the latest in honey harvesting technology to allow honey to be collected directly from the beehive.   How Beehives That Drain Honey Work Beehives that drain honey work by utilizing special frames in the honey super.  The frames in the brood box are the same as traditional Langstroth hives, but the frames in the…

  • Beekeeping Supplies,  Reviews

    The Best Bee Suits for Women

    Women are making an impact on agriculture.  Today, women account for 36% of farmers. Over the past 5 years the number of female farmers has been steadily rising.  In the world of apiculture, local beekeeping clubs comprise of nearly 50% women, with many in leadership roles. Whether it be commercial or hobby beekeeping, many women are successful beekeepers.  So it’s no surprise that some companies have started to develop bee suits for women. Of course, beekeeping is no fashion show, but it is nice to have a bee suit that is made to fit the smaller frame of a woman.   What to Look For in Bee Suits for Women If…