Category Archive: Beekeeping

All posts related to beekeeping

Apr 13

How To Install Package Bees Into A Hive

          If you are thinking about taking up beekeeping this article will teach you how to add package bees to a new hive. Unless you have bees in the area or your own bees so that you can catch a swarm you need to get your bees from somewhere. You can either catch a swarm, …

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Apr 02

Honey On Tap Invention

         How would you like to be able to walk up to your beehive and turn the tap and have the honey flow out and fill your jar? With this father and son invention called Flow Hive that is what can happen. This is a really cool invention. The frames are set into the hive …

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Feb 17

Using Essential Oil To Attract A bee Swarm And Get Free Bees

Learn how to use an old hive ( evidently bees prefer old wood) and essential oil to bait it and help trap a bee swarm so that you will have a free swarm of local bees. This is a really good idea and look like it would be pretty simple to implement. The video of …

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Nov 26

Help Your Honey Bound Hive Before They Swarm

Good info for beekeepers on how to watch for and remedy a honey bound hive to prevent your bees from swarming. This is a really interesting article and I learned a lot that I didn’t know, like the hives have cells filled with eggs, larva and emerging bees plus cells filled with honey,pollen,nectar and water. …

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Nov 08

How To Prepare The Honeybee Hives For Winter

How to prepare the honeybee hives for winter is a very important event in the beekeeping element of a homestead. When temperatures drop into the 50s, the honeybees gather in a central area of the hive and form a “winter cluster” in an effort to stay warm and survive. Yes, the winter cluster will move …

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Oct 09

How To Harvest Honey From A Beehive

This step by step tutorial of how to harvest honey from a beehive so a homesteader can create a all natural food staple to feed their family. There are many ways to remove the honey from hive trays, there a few highlighted in the article below. Bees work hard to fill hives while pollinating fruit …

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