When Is the Best Time to Harvest Honey?

When Is the Best Time to Harvest Honey?​ As a beekeeper, knowing the right time to harvest honey is a must. Perfect timing determines many things, including the quantity and quality of the honey you harvest. You should, therefore, watch the hive for signs of readiness for harvest. Harvesting times also vary between commercial beekeepers …

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Beehive Record-Keeping: Tips and Advice

Beehive Record-Keeping Tips​ Whether beekeeping is a hobby or a business for you, regular beehive inspections are necessary. Without them, you can’t guarantee the most important thing — a healthy bee colony. However, beehive visits are useless if you don’t keep track of your observations. Why Keep Beehive Records? Keeping beehive records helps you monitor …

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Extracting Honey without An Extractor

Harvesting Honey without An Extractor​ The successful end of a honey flow is cause for celebration for any beekeeper. At this stage, there’s a supply for your bees to thrive on and enough left waiting to be eaten and sold. You’re ready to reap, but there’s only one problem — how do you get the …

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How to Attract a Honey Bee Swarm

How to Attract a Swarm of Honeybees​ Catching or luring a honey bee swarm is a fine art. The spring season rolls in, and the anxiety comes with it. If it’s your first time catching a swarm, we have some valuable advice and insights for you. If you’re an experienced beekeeper, but your luck has …

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How to Encourage Honeybees to Make Honeycomb

How to Get Bees to Make More Honeycomb Honeybees carry out all sorts of tasks that are essential for the survival of the colony. One of these critical tasks is the building of honeycombs. Honeybees make honeycomb on their own naturally, to store the honey and pollen they’ve gathered.  Usually, this occurs with little input …

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