How to Start a Beehive: A Complete Beginner’s Guide

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How to Start a Beehive​ Preserving the bees should be one of our priorities. Bee colonies are often being destroyed by pesticides, and the loss of their natural habitats and foraging places. One way that we can help prevent their extinction is by starting a beehive. Today we’ve put together a comprehensive beginners guide on how to …

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Harvesting Honey from Bees: A Beginner’s Guide

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How to Harvest Honey​ from Bees Honey is a multi-million dollar industry, and it’s growing in popularity. With more people becoming interested in beekeeping, we’re sure to always have a delicious jar of honey in our kitchen. Harvesting honey might seem like a difficult job, but with the right knowledge, anyone could do it. How …

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3 Common Types of Beehive and When to Use Them

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3 of The Most Common Types of Beehive Deciding to start your own apiary is a huge commitment; it will eventually become a lifestyle. There are many decisions to make, including size and beehive type. Many people don’t realize that you can actually choose between several types of beehives. If you’re considering getting a beehive, …

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How to Use and Maintain a Bee Feeder

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Bee Feeders​ I am endlessly fascinated by how self-sufficient bees are, especially colony bees. Their system of scouting, foraging, and packing food is one that humans still don’t fully understand. It’s incredible, but sometimes it’s not enough. Every now and then, the bees struggle with a shortage in nourishment. When situations like this arise, we …

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Warre Hives: A Detailed Overview

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Warré Hives: A Complete Guide​ When you think of a beehive, you may be picturing the classic rectangular Langstroth hive. The Warré hive, on the other hand, is smaller than the Langstroth, but it provides a new way of beekeeping. The Warré hive is growing in popularity in North America. Many new beekeepers are finding its …

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Langstroth Hives: A Detailed Overview

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Langstroth Hives: A Complete Guide​ The Langstroth hive revolutionized beekeeping in many ways. It was the first hive that allowed the beekeeper to monitor the health of the colony while harvesting honey. Honey production was boosted due to the hive allowing bees to reuse comb instead of having to start over after harvesting. The Langstroth …

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Top Bar Hives:; A Detailed Overview

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Top Bar Hives: A Complete Guide​ Starting a beehive is a great hobby filled with new learning experiences and a sweet reward—honey. The problem, however, is that you’re likely faced with the question of which type of beehive to choose. In this article, we’re all about the top bar hive and will reveal everything you need to know. …

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How to Use an Oxalic Acid Vaporizer

How To Use An Oxalic Acid Vaporizer

Oxalic Acid Vaporizers​ Discovering mites in your hive can be a tough pill to swallow, luckily though, it doesn’t mean the end. There are many ways to get rid of mites in a beehive, however, most include pesticides which can be harmful to bees. There is, however, one way to kill mites without killing your …

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Feeding Bees in Winter

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Feeding Bees in Winter​ Even though bees are self-sustainable by producing their own food, they still sometimes require our help. During winter, you might notice that your colony’s honey supply is low. This can happen especially during particularly long, cold winters. If you do notice a low supply, it’s crucial to feed your bees. But …

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