Could’ve gone better but two barrels of honey and I doubled my apiary.
…with proper mitigation most of these problems can be overcome.
With a heat index of 115° beekeeping gets dangerous…
We killed so many bees I expected hate mail from PETA…
…this cocktail has a refreshing flavor that’s perfect for a hot summer night.
It sucked up the beetles, even from the hard to reach corners and grooves inside the hive.
It was not what I expected…
Honeybees increase fruit weight by as much as 78%.
Local flooding has has caused delays in nectar flows…
There are three ways to straw bale garden…
A Beekeeper can literally start with a hand saw and hammer and turn it into the American Dream.
Do you have a list? If you are like me, there is so much that needs to be done, that when anything comes up, I just say, “put it on the list.”
…total of 15 cuts per side – that’s 4,500 cuts and took about 7 hours.
Buying deep plastic frames cost about $3.00 or so, while building wooden frames myself cost about $0.55
There is one foolproof way to kill beetles…
GAINS: 2 Rabbits and 5 more Hives LOSES: 1 Lazy Goose and 14.8lbs
It’s hard to tell if the red whelp on my cheek came from the bee stinging me on the nose or from me punching that bee with my fist like it was a grown man.
2×4’s cost less than $3.00, while 1×4’s cost closer to $4.50 – 50% of the wood at 150% the cost. So here is how I used 2×4’s on my hive lids and bottoms:
I have owned this book since 2014 and I listen to it every year before the beekeeping season starts. Alex Norton’s Scottish brogue has become the theme music of my beekeeping journey.
As I left the house, I felt as if I would vomit. Every plan I have for the next 5 years hinges on ending this year with 100 hives – and to do that, I need at least 13 hives to have survived the winter.