• 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…

  • Beehives

    Different Types of Beehives – With Pictures

    When you decide to get into beekeeping, you need to choose which type of beehive you are going to use. Each type of beehive has its own pros and cons that you should look into.  For example, some hives require heavy lifting, while others yield less honey.   This article will go over 4 different types of beehives with pictures included.   Langstroth Hive The Langstroth hive is the type of beehive that I write about most on this website.  That’s because it’s the most commonly used beehive, and also the one that I am most familiar with.    The Langstroth hive is named after it’s creator, L.L. Langstroth, who created the hive…

  • Beekeeping,  Bees

    Caring For Bees in the Winter

    Winter is a vulnerable time for bees.  The 2 things they need to survive – warmth and food are not readily available during the cold winter months.    If there are no flowers to forage from, what do bees eat in the winter? This article will discuss what bees do in the winter, what bees eat in the winter, and how to feed bees in the winter.  What Bees Do During Winter Unlike bears or birds, bees do not hibernate or fly away during the cold months.  Instead, they gather in their hive. When the temperature drops to the 50s it’s time for the bees to return to the hive…

  • Beekeeping

    The Importance of Beekeeping in Agriculture

    The following is a guest post from Microbial Insights. For nearly three decades, Microbial Insights has been a leading biotechnology laboratory, offering microbial diagnostic solutions through innovative Molecular Biological Tools (MBTs). Our MBTs provide comprehensive identification and accurate quantification of microbial communities. Have you ever wondered why the beekeeping business is on the rise today? Many people opt to do the beekeeping business because it has numerous agricultural and economic benefits to farmers and the ecosystem. Some people keep bees for income generation while others for medicinal reasons. Over the centuries, honey was the only sweetener in use, and the first people to introduce beekeeping was the Egyptians. Honey was…

  • Uncategorized

    Best Gifts for Hobby Beekeepers

    Is there a beekeeper in your life that is due for a gift? We usually want to buy gifts for our loved ones based on their hobbies and interests, but unless you partake in that same hobby it can be difficult to know what to get. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of gifts for hobby beekeepers that any seasoned or aspiring beekeeper would love to get. From small gifts, to large ones, there’s something for every beekeeper here. How to Find The Best Gifts for Hobby Beekeepers Practical Practical gifts are always great because everyone wants something they can actually use. Beekeeping supplies such as tools, protective clothing, books,…

  • Beehives,  Beekeeping

    How to Adopt a Beehive

    Do you want to help bees without becoming a beekeeper yourself?  One of the best ways to do that is by adopting a beehive. By doing so, you can help honeybees and also support the beekeepers who care for them.   What is the Adopt a Beehive Program? Many apiaries participate in an adopt a beehive program.  The specifics of the program can differ, but they all work similarly.  How it works is you pay an adoption fee to the apiary of your choice. The beekeeper will use that money to care for your beehive.  In return, you will receive different gifts, depending on the apiary.  Usually you will get a…

  • Beekeeping Supplies,  Uncategorized

    Get 20% off Beehives and Supplies in November

    I recently wrote about things beekeepers can do now to prepare for winter. Now, here’s something you can do to prepare for spring.  Buy your hives, hive parts, and accesories early this year to save money.  You can get 20% off all Hoover Hives, NuBee, Busy Bee ‘N’ More, and CellTech products when you order from Galena Farms.  Use coupon code Sale2021.  This sale begins on November 1st and ends on November 30th.   To take advantage of this awesome sale, click the button below to go to the Galena Farms website, and use coupon code Sale2021 at checkout.   Best Things to Stock Up On: Protective Gear Beekeepers always need protective…

  • Beekeeping

    Fall Management for Beekeepers

    When the weather starts to get colder and daylight gets shorter, you know fall is approaching.  For beekeepers, there are certain tasks that must be done in fall in order to prepare their hives for winter.  Why Fall Management is Important Fall management is important for your hives because you want to make sure that your bees can survive the winter and then build up quickly in the spring. You want your colonies to stay healthy, well fed, and disease free.   While the bees do most of the hard work to prepare for fall and winter, there are a few things that the beekeeper can do to help them out. …

  • Bees

    Keeping Bees Without Harvesting Honey – Is It Okay?

    While collecting honey is often thought of as the number one benefit of beekeeping, some people have no interest in harvesting honey.  However, they still want to keep bees for other reasons.  While keeping bees without harvesting honey is not common, is it okay for the bees? Why Keep Bees Without Harvesting Honey? Most people who keep bees without harvesting honey do so because they have a genuine interest in bees and want to support local pollination. They feel no need to take honey for themselves and prefer to leave the honey for the bees.   Is Harvesting Honey Cruel? Some people even believe that harvesting honey is cruel. They see…

  • Beeswax

    4 Health Benefits of Eating Beeswax

    You may already know that honey is considered a superfood. Eating honey can boost the immune system because of its antiviral and antibacterial properties.  But what about beeswax?  Can you eat beeswax?   Yes!  Beeswax is edible, and it is packed full of vitamins and nutrients. The whole honeycomb can be eaten.  That includes the waxy cells and the honey inside of it. This is called comb honey, and it is considered a natural delicacy.   Read on to learn all about the benefits of eating beeswax.  What is Beeswax? Beeswax is a natural wax that is created by the honey bee. Bees create beeswax and form it into hexagonal shapes to…