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

What Should Beekeepers Know About Queen Bees?

What Should Beekeepers Know About Queen Bees?

A honey bee queen is the most iconic member of the hive. As the only egg-laying female, she takes sole responsibility for the colony’s reproduction. She also bears a unique scent that keeps the other members of the hive content

How to Keep Your Honey Bees Healthy

How to Keep Your Honey Bees Healthy

Your honey bees’ health is important. Bees have evolved to be able to successfully manage and protect their hives, but it doesn’t hurt to help them out. Honey bees face many threats throughout their lives, including pests, diseases, and man-made

Essential Beekeeping Equipment

Essential Beekeeping Equipment

If you’re just starting your beekeeping journey, you’ve probably heard or read endless amounts of advice about the best hives, practices, and tricks to keep your bees healthy, happy, and productive. Every beekeeper is different, but everyone needs a few

The Main Benefits of Beekeeping

The Main Benefits of Beekeeping

Having a hobby to fill your free time makes your life more fulfilling. Everyone should spend at least some of their days doing something that’s fun and rewarding and that positively impacts the world around them. Beekeeping combines all these

The Different Parts of a Beehive

The Different Parts of a Beehive

A bee’s hive is her castle. The hive protects the colony from the elements, provides a space for them to lay and raise the brood, and allows them to store plenty of honey to feed on. Beekeepers use many different