Getting Started

  • Beekeeping,  Getting Started

    Technical Terms Used in Beekeeping

    If you are unfamiliar with beekeeping you may ask, what is the technical term for beekeeping? Sometimes beekeeping and beekeepers go by a different name. The technical term for beekeeping is apiculture. Beekeepers are called apiarists. Beekeeping uses a lot of terms that are not used in other hobbies.  It’s not uncommon for people new to beekeeping to become confused by all of these new words.  But don’t worry, with some reading and practice, understanding these terms will be easy. This article will go over some of the common words used in beekeeping.   Apiculture Apiculture refers to the maintenance of bee colonies.  Apiarist  The technical term for a beekeeper is…

  • Beehives,  Getting Started,  Reviews

    Best Bee Hive For Beginners

    Beekeeping is an incredibly interesting and rewarding hobby.  It dates back to 10,000 years ago, and is now having a surge of popularity. Urban beekeeping, or backyard beekeeping has been popping up everywhere due to recent interest in sustainability.  If you are interested in beekeeping, this article will discuss the benefits of beekeeping and the best bee hive 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. Benefits of Beekeeping  Honey The best known benefit of beekeeping is the delicious honey you get to harvest. Fresh honey from your own hive tastes so much…

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    Beekeeping Supplies,  Getting Started

    Beginning Beekeeping Supplies – What You Need To Get Started

    You’ve done your research on bees, got your hive picked out, and found the perfect spot for it.  Now what? Other than a hive and bees, there are a few beginning beekeeping supplies that are necessary for beekeepers.  If you bought a complete beehive starter kit you may already have all or most of these items. If not, don’t worry. They are all easily found online.   The beginning beekeeping supplies you will need are: a hive, bee suit, veil, bee gloves, bee smoker, hive tool, uncapping tool, and a brush. Beekeeping is such a rewarding hobby, for both humans and bees.  Humans need bees, as they are responsible for pollinating…