Category: Kelley Beekeeping

Top Flowers To Keep Near Your Beehive

Top Flowers To Keep Near Your Beehive

One of the best additions to any apiary is a garden full of colorful, thriving blooms. Your hives will look even better nestled within such natural beauty, and your honey bees will also have access to some of the best

The Main Threats to Honey Bees

The Main Threats to Honey Bees

The life of a honey bee is pretty straightforward. The queen lays eggs and keeps the hive productive. Worker bees devote their days to collecting resources, making honey, and caring for the hive. Meanwhile, drones live to mate with another

A Guide for Inspecting a Honey Bee Hive

A Guide for Inspecting a Honey Bee Hive

Honey bees are experts at keeping their hives. They know how to build the hive, protect the queen, raise the brood, gather resources, and create the honey that sustains them all year long. Our busy, buzzy friends work hard every

Raw Honey vs. Regular Honey: The Difference

Raw Honey vs. Regular Honey: The Difference

Anyone can buy a bottle of grocery store honey, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting the true honey experience. Those who settle for regular honey are missing out on a world of unique flavors and characteristics. Every spoonful of raw

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