• Beekeeping

    What is Migratory Beekeeping?

    The two types of beekeeping  that most people know are hobby and commercial beekeeping.  Hobby beekeeping refers to those who own a few hives and keep bees for fun, or for a small profit.  This is also called backyard beekeeping or urban beekeeping. Commercial beekeepers have a lot of beehives and keep bees primarily for profit.   But there‚Äôs another type of beekeeping that has a huge impact on the produce we eat.  Migratory beekeeping is responsible for the pollination of many of the fruits and vegetables we consume daily.   What is Migratory Beekeeping? Migratory beekeeping refers to beekeepers who travel across the country with their many beehives in order to…

  • Bees,  Gardening

    Plant These Flowers for a Beautiful Pollinator Garden Year Round

    Whether you are a beekeeper or not it is beneficial to plant a pollinator garden.  Pollinator gardens are gardens that specifically contain plants for attracting bees and butterflies.  Not only are these bee gardens beautiful, they also play a big role in helping bees. If you have a vegetable garden, pollinators are essential for your plants to produce fruit and vegetables. Bees visit many flowers a day to forage pollen and nectar. The pollen and nectar is then stored and used to feed larvae and make honey. If you are a beekeeper, you want your bees to forage on the best flowers to produce the best tasting honey. So what…