Category: Kelley Beekeeping

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

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.

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 Do Honey Bees Survive the Winter?

How Do Honey Bees Survive the Winter?

Bees are fascinating little creatures. We’re aware of their presence as they fly around during spring and summer, but what happens to them when fall and winter come along? They’re not buzzing around, and they’re not hibernating, so how do honey

8 Different Ways to Protect Honey Bees

8 Different Ways to Protect Honey Bees

Everyone has heard about saving the bees, but why is it so important? Honey bees are vital to any environment and as such is a key part of the community. Bees are productive little workers, benefitting their own colonies as

How to Get Started with Beekeeping

How to Get Started with Beekeeping

Beekeeping is a growing passion, and every year, more and more people fall in love with nature’s best, buzziest little workers. However, there’s a lot to learn and do before you can begin. Check out these tips for how to get

Varroa Mites Monitoring and Control

Monitoring mites is on most beekeepers’ minds. So we’ve come up with a few simple ways to manage and monitor the varroa mite population in your hive. A screened bottom board is a great piece of equipment to have in your