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Quick Introduction to Beekeeping

Beekeeping can be an incredibly rewarding experience: not only do you get sweet, golden honey from your own backyard hives, but the bees also pollinate native flowers and important food crops, like those in your vegetable beds or orchard. Plus, there’s nothing quite like sitting in a garden full of beautiful flowers and listening to …

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What Time Of Day Is Best To Install Package Bees?

Many new beekeepers get their first colony of bees in the form of packaged bees that they have ordered from a supplier. The package will include a colony of bees, a queen, and a feeder containing sugar water to sustain the bees during their journey. Once they arrive at your location, you may wonder when …

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Mann Lake Beekeeping Supplies Every Beekeeper Needs

Mann Lake is one of the premier beekeeping suppliers, producing and distributing some of the most highly regarded supplies in the industry. This company offers a wide range of beekeeping supplies and materials, but are they any good? What are the most popular Mann Lake beekeeping supplies, and are they worthwhile? Mann Lake supplies all …

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Reliable Dadant Beekeeping Supplies For Beginner Beekeepers

Beekeeping supplies are readily available on the modern international market, but there are so many suppliers and companies to choose from, selecting the best equipment from the best supplier can be a challenge. One such supplier is Dadant & Sons, and many beekeepers are interested in the quality and worthiness of the supplies provided by …

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How Many Times A Year Can You Harvest Honey?

Beekeeping is a rewarding hobby and harvesting honey from your own bees is incredibly satisfying. So, if you’re new to keeping bees, you might wonder: how many times a year can you harvest honey? And is it profitable to have your own honey source? Honey can be harvested around two to three times a season …

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How Much Land Do I Need To Keep Bees Happy & Healthy?

If you have decided to start keeping bees, you have probably done a lot of research about beekeeping, techniques, and the equipment you need to start. There are, however, some other things to consider before you start your new hobby or business. These factors led me to the question, how much land do I need …

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What Time Do Bees Wake Up? And Why You Should Care

If you love honey, then you have to love the bees that make it. These fascinating insects have always been a source of interest for me. I decided a while ago that I wanted more information on beekeeping and was surprised at all the details I found about these fuzzy yellow and black insects. The …

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Which Direction Should A Beehive Face?

Speaking to beekeepers on technical aspects of beekeeping will generate many different answers, some of them conflicting. This is because much of the beekeepers’ preferences are driven by personal experience and not theory. Many new beekeepers ask which direction a beehive should face, so let’s dispel some beekeeping myths on this topic. The bees do …

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