Category Archive: Beekeeping

All posts related to beekeeping

Jun 17

Honey How Do Bees Make It ?

Honey bees use their stores of energy-rich honey to get them through lean times, including winter. Worker bees that gather nectar from flowers and convert it into just enough honey to keep the colony alive. How do bees make honey from nectar? Nectar contains about 80% water and also complex sugars on the side. Left …

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May 10

Make Re-Usable Honey Comb By De-Capping With A Heat Gun

            Beekeepers have a lot of tools for the hobby. They have hives and smokers and protective gear and other things just to keep the bees. When it comes time to harvest the honey there are more items needed. An extractor that spins the combs once they are opened and the spinning forces all the …

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Apr 30

How To Start A Backyard Beekeeping Honey Bee Hive

This step by step tutorial of how to start a backyard beekeeping honey bee hive walks a first time bee keeper through setting up the hive, ordering bees, transferring bees into the hive and setting the queen bee. It does not matter if you live in the country, suburban or urban environment, becoming a responsible …

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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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