Why Honey Varies in Color, Texture, and Taste

Why Honey Varies in Color, Texture, and Taste

There’s more to honey than meets the eye. When you buy raw, local honey, you get a jar full of distinct, one-of-a-kind properties. Unlike grocery store honey, which undergoes pasteurization and other processing, raw honey retains all the unique elements

How to Prevent Colony Collapse Disorder

How to Prevent Colony Collapse Disorder

You’ve probably heard about how important it is to save the bees. Like all pollinators, honey bees play a vital role in our environment. They help flowers grow and crops flourish, which is why their health and well-being is so

What Is Cross Comb in a Beehive?

What Is Cross Comb in a Beehive?

As much as we love our honey bees, we can’t always control them. Even the most docile and productive hive is going to go its own way once in a while. After all, honey bees are still wild creatures that

3 Plants That Increase Honey Production

3 Plants That Increase Honey Production

One of the best ways to help your honey bees is to give them a wide menu of bee-friendly plants and flowers to visit. Honey bees need plenty of pollen and nectar to feed the colony and create that sweet,

The Different Varieties of Honey

The Different Varieties of Honey

When many people buy honey, they simply go to the grocery store. Most of the time, they’ll only find a couple of options: the honey that comes in a cute bear bottle, an organic variety, and—on occasion—the odd unique-flavored honey.

4 Common Signs Your Hive Is Failing

4 Common Signs Your Hive Is Failing

It’s important for beekeepers to listen to their honey bees. Your productive, buzzing little friends might not be as obvious as a sick cat or upset dog, but they’ll still display a few sure signs when something is wrong in

How Beekeepers Can Prevent Swarming This Summer

How Beekeepers Can Prevent Swarming This Summer

Late spring and early summer are a honey bee colony’s most productive times. While this productivity is excellent for your honey bees’ health and honey stores, it can also lead to bee swarms. Sometimes, these swarms are the perfect opportunity

A Complete Guide to Urban Beekeeping

A Complete Guide to Urban Beekeeping

When you picture an apiary, what kind of images come to mind? Do you see stretching farmland, fields of colorful flowers, and other elements of a rural setting? These locations make great homes for beekeepers and their hives, but that

How to Keep a Beehive Cool and Comfortable in the Summer

How to Keep a Beehive Cool and Comfortable in the Summer

Summer is creeping ever-closer, which means our beloved honey bees will soon be facing intense heat and humidity. As much as we enjoy the warm sunshine, it can cause a lot of damage to your beehives if you’re not careful.

Tips for Extracting Honey from a Beehive

Tips for Extracting Honey from a Beehive

As with any harvest, you have to work hard to collect the honey from your beehives at the end of the season. Honey extraction can be a long, messy process, but the reward is more than worth it. You can