Nature

Nature

Once upon a time, I thought the cost to start beekeeping was low. A few hundred dollars would get you a decent hive, basic equipment, and a package ...
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Introduction In Part 1 of this two-part series, we looked at the various forms of honey that you might want to harvest, as well as some of the logistical factors ...
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Many things have happened since my last posts.  You are due lots of updates about what’s happened over the winter months in Beorn’s Apiary.  Winter seemed to last ...
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Introduction Of all the challenges faced by bees – and beekeepers – the topic of “overwintering” is one of the most commonly discussed. Even without our help, bees across ...
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Introduction Many beekeepers enjoy and expand their hobby by buying more bees and maybe carrying out the occasional split. But if that is the limit of a beekeeper’s ...
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Introduction In our previous lesson we looked at why queen rearing can be a fascinating, fun and worthwhile opportunity for the beekeeper. We now look at one of the ...
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Introduction Free bees! Who doesn’t like the sound of that? If you are a beekeeper – or soon to be one – you will know that there are ...
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When the weather turns warm, propolis can string into fragrant tendrils like fresh-from-the-oven mozzarella cheese. When cold, it can shatter like bone china, yielding knife-sharp shards. In especially ...
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Introduction In the perfect world, bees create neat layers of parallel comb, with a nice even space between them. In the real world, though, things might not turn ...
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Introduction The hive inspection is a chance for the beekeeper to dig deeper beyond the external signs on offer when observing the hive. Watching the bees come and ...
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