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Bees are important to anyone who likes to eat, and not just those who like honey. Bees are responsible for the pollination of many different foods including coffee beans, cacao beans (where chocolate comes from) and many fruits like apples, squash, peas and many, many more. The bee population is in turmoil right now […]Read more »
guest post by Brushy Mountain Bee Farm Brushy Mountain Bee Farm has been serving the beekeeping community since 1977. Throughout our years of helping beekeepers succeed, we’ve realized that starting this exciting hobby can be daunting. Brushy Mountain Bee Farm wants to alleviate the stress of not knowing where to begin. The video below will explain […]Read more »
GIVEAWAY! Enter to win a tube of Stops the Sting! Entry details at the bottom of the post! When I was about 11 my dad was stung by a Bald Face Hornet. It was a Saturday. He was mowing the lawn. Suddenly the mower engine stopped and my dad came rushing in the house. He […]Read more »
Bees are amazing! It’s strange to think that I have a relationship with an insect, but truly I do. And not just one insect, but thousands! A whole insect family! When I’m out in the yard, pulling weeds in the garden and I see a honey bee, my heart smiles. “That’s one of our bees” […]Read more »
Sometimes I feel as though I live in a museum, or a nature center, or petting farm. More often than not, our weekends are filled with friends and family stopping by to check out the new baby chicks, or to see the fiber goats be shorn, or to give milking a try. And to be […]Read more »
Recently, Anand Varma was asked to photograph the life of bees for National Geographic. He found a local Berkeley beek named Alice Rosenthal who agreed to let him use her hive for the project in exchange for a warm place for her hive to recover over winter. What resulted is nothing short of spectacular. Learn […]Read more »
from Enjoy Beekeeping Spring is just around the corner. Many beekeepers both new and experienced, are making plans for starting new colonies of bees in 2015. Are you one of the many that currently enjoy this amazing hobby? If so, you already know the excitement that comes from bringing home your package or nuc from your […]Read more »
I just attended a bee conference in Nashville, Tenn. for advanced Bee Keepers. I had questioned whether or not to go but I figured, “It’s mid-January … not much going on … why not?” I attended 6-8 schools last year promoting a rotatable beehive that I have been working on that is designed to take […]Read more »
Do I care about the environment? Beekeeping can be one of the most environmental friendliest thing you can do. Not only do bees pollinate our food but they pollinate tree and flowers which feed wildlife. Do I like to socialize with others? They are numerous bee clubs in every state that lets bee keepers share […]Read more »