Category Archive: Beekeeping

All posts related to beekeeping

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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Aug 13

Build A Honey Cow And Start Beekeeping

If you would like to start beekeeping you can learn how to build a honey cow (top bar bee hive). The honey cow has top bars the bees build their comb on and so when you want to harvest the honey you pull one bar at a time from the hive and cut the comb …

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Jul 02

Beekeeping Info For Every State

If you are interested in beekeeping this site could be a helpful resource. It lists the state apiarist for each state along with all sorts of other info re: beekeeping. Like in Wisconsin, they list a date and time for beginner beekeepers to take a class to cover starting up a beehive and Virginia has …

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Jun 27

How to Harvest Honey from Natural Bee Comb

How to Harvest Honey from Natural Bee Comb This interesting method of how to harvest honey from a natural bee comb is about extracting honey from a comb by hand without a mechanical extractor. Honey is either harvested as comb honey, or it is crushed and the wax rendered for other purposes. Click here to read How …

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