Hey there! Have you ever wondered about the differences between bumblebees and honeybees? As you hang out in your garden, you may notice these furry little insects buzzing from flower to flower. But besides recognizing them by their distinct names, you might be curious to learn exactly how they vary in size, behavior, food production, […]
Have you ever wondered if those brave beekeepers putting their hands into buzzing hives get stung? I was curious too, so I dug into the prickly topic. As an adventuresome person who loves nature, bees have always fascinated me. But sticking my hand where hundreds of stinger-equipped insects live? Let’s just say I like having
When you imagine a typical beehive, you probably picture a row of white boxes sitting out in a field or backyard. This pristine, bright-white look has been the standard for beekeepers for over a century. But while white is the traditional beehive color, there’s no rule that says your hives have to be plain vanilla.
Have you ever seen a beekeeper smoking a beehive? That billowing cloud that makes the bees inside docile and calm? As a backyard beekeeping hobbyist myself, I used to wonder – why do beekeepers use smoke? This odd practice seemed mysterious. After getting into beekeeping and experiencing a few painful stings, the purpose became clear!
So you’re thinking about getting into beekeeping? That’s awesome! As a newbie beekeeper myself, I know how exciting yet daunting it can be when you start looking into everything you need to get started. There are a ton of upfront costs, from basic equipment to your first package of bees. And the expenses don’t stop
So you’ve stumbled upon an abandoned beehive in your apiary. It’s like finding an empty house – kind of creepy and mysterious. As a beekeeper, discovering a dead or neglected hive can be disheartening. But don’t fret, my friend! With this guide, you’ll learn how to clean up and reuse abandoned beehives to house healthy,
Have you ever heard the saying that beekeepers live longer than the average person? As a beekeeping enthusiast, I’ve certainly wondered if there’s any truth to this claim. With beekeeping growing in popularity, it’s worth taking a closer look at the potential longevity benefits of adopting the beekeeper lifestyle. In this article, we’ll dive into