• Beekeeping,  Honey

    When to Harvest Honey From Beehives

    It’s the most exciting part of beekeeping – the honey harvest.  After all those months of caring for your bee colony you finally get to reap the rewards of your hard work.  If you are new to beekeeping you may not know much about harvesting honey, but that’s okay.  This article will go over how and when to harvest honey from beehives. How Bees Make Honey First, let’s have a quick review of how bees make honey. First of all, not all bees make honey.  Some bees collect and store pollen.  The honey bee however, collects pollen and nectar to create honey.  They store the honey to be eaten during…

  • Honey

    Top 5 Benefits of Manuka Honey on Skin

    Have you heard of manuka honey yet?  Manuka honey is highly regarded for it’s health and healing properties.  As a natural antibiotic and antibacterial, people use manuka honey as a health supplement and as an ointment for wound treatment.   This article will discuss the benefits of manuka honey on skin, benefits of manuka honey on the face, if manuka honey is good for eczema, and how to apply manuka honey on wounds.  Lastly, I will look at the best place to buy manuka honey.   What is Manuka Honey? Manuka honey is made when honeybees forage on the manuka plant (Leptospermum scoparium) which is native to New Zealand and Australia. The…

  • Beekeeping Supplies,  Honey,  Reviews

    All About Honey Extractors

    As an apiarist, you take careful steps towards making a jar of honey. It’s anything but a short process, but in the end, it makes something that is so very delicious. Have you ever wondered, how does a honey extractor work? It starts with creating a beehive and making a home for the bees. Then, you continue to take care of them as they go about their day-to-day lives, all the while, they are slowly beginning to make honey inside the homes in their honeycomb. Once the job is done, you remove the wax comb. Always do this very carefully and gently to ensure the safety of the bees. Honey…