Category: Beekeeping

Rent Out Your Bees!

That’s right! You can rent out your bees! Self-sufficiency is fantastic but many of us are put off from this style of living purely because, no matter where we turn in the modern world,...

Make Your Own Bee Hive Smoker

The bee smoker, according to Honeybee Conservancy, is one of the most important parts of the tool kit of any beekeeper. Even if your bees are gentle and you seldom feel the need to...

Honey Spinner Spins with Drill Power DIY Project

A honey spinner or extractor is a type of mechanized device used for honey extraction from bee combs without causing any damage to them. This device works through centrifugal force. The spinner has a...

Wax Moth Larva in Bee Hive and How To Prevent It

Wax moth larvae can be destructive and may quickly destroy the stored beeswax combs. They chew and tunnel through the combs, especially combs with contained pollen and brood. Populous and healthy honey bee colonies...

Free Honey Bee Disease Diagnosis Service

Honey bees are susceptible to all types of diseases. Varroa mite is a huge threat to European honey bees. Brood diseases including AFB or American foulbrood and EFB or European foulbrood affect honey bees...

Build Your Own Beehive With One of These 38 Hive Plans

The advantages of beekeeping are countless. The first things that some people might think of are the rewards to harvest your honey or positive impact that increased pollination would have on your own garden....

Can Chickens and Honey Bees Co-Exist

Some of you might have heard that chickens and honeybees cannot coexist. It seems this myth spreads by the chicken keepers who’ve seen their birds catching and eating mice whole or battling with some...

Free Insurance For Beekeepers Bees

Do you have honeybees? If yes, did you know that there’s an insurance for honeybees? Well, a USDA program called Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish, which stands for ELAP, provides...

Save Beeswax Caps for Rendering in the Oven During Winter

Save Beeswax Caps for Rendering in the Oven During Winter

For homesteaders summer is usually full on work from daylight to dusk. If they have a large garden and animals to take care of.  Add in beekeeping and harvesting and preserving everything from the...

Becoming a Beekeeper Steps to Get You There

Becoming a Beekeeper Steps to Get You There

How many times have you seen some white boxes stacked in yards or fields as you drive across the country? For those who don’t know, these boxes are actually filled with honeybees and while...

No Guilt Healthy Hot Chocolate Mix

No Guilt Healthy Hot Chocolate Mix

If you love hot chocolate but not the guilt of consuming it check out this recipe for no guilt healthy hot chocolate recipe. Hot chocolate was used up until nineteenth century for treating liver...