Category Archive: Beekeeping

All posts related to beekeeping

Mar 04

Beekeeping 101

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Learn all about beekeeping in this beekeeping 101 series.Loads of info to get you started, beginnng with a why raise honey bees article and progressing through to which flowers and plants to plant to attratct honey bees. Explains hives, where to aquire bees, collecting honey and common dieases of honey bees. If you have an …

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Feb 22

DIY Holzer Style Log Bee Hive

Holzer style log bee hive

If you would like to try beekeeping make this diy Holzer style log bee hive and give the bees a better than plastic hive to make their honey in. Zach Weiss shares an article on Permies that has a tutorial for making your own Holzer styl log bee hive that he says will breathe better …

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Jan 24

How To Make Natural Beeswax Leather Polish and Conditioner Recipe

Beeswax leather shoe polish is an fabulous way to not only to condition leather shoes but it also waterproofs them. Did you know that beeswax can also waterproof canvas shoes? This is another way to use the wonderful beeswax if you decide to learn the skill of beekeeping or purchase beeswax. Instructables shares a natural …

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Nov 29

The Secret to Perfect Tapers — Making Beeswax Candles

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Joybilee Farm website shares a two part article on the simple tips and methods of creating beautifully formed beeswax candles. Beeswax is very different from soy or palm wax: all natural, non-toxic, non-polluting, non-allergenic, and with a delicious honey-sweet aroma. Beeswax candles (in my opinion) are the most pleasing smelling candles.

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Nov 27

Honey Extraction: New and Improved Hillbilly Method

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Wayward Spark website shares a an old time manual method of extracting honey from honeycombs taken from beehive frames. Don’t you just love when fellow homesteaders share their creative options to a common chore when keep bees and enjoying the delights of the harvest ?

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Aug 23

Honey – How It Is Made Tv Show – Video

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Aug 09

Feeding Tea Tree Oil To Bees to Kill Mites

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Wow. Fineshooter shows how much the bees like his essential oil formula that he gives thems to kill the mites that honeybees get. That is amazing how much they seem to like those oils. If you have bees and want to kill mites this looks like it may be the way to do it.

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