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Tips for Beginning Beekeepers

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General Beekeeping

Is Beekeeping Agriculture?

Yes. Beekeeping (technically called “apiculture”) is considered a form of agriculture based on standard definitions and everyday usage. Beekeeping is also treated as agriculture (or farming) by the Federal and State governments via regulation and tax codes.

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Paint and color selections
Beekeeping Equipment

Should I Paint My Beehive?
(Do It!)

Painting your hives has the primary benefit of protecting your equipment from the elements and extending their useful life. There are other reasons you might want to paint them.

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About Us

Melanie and Jim

I’m Melanie Howard. My husband, Jim, and I want to share with you everything we’ve learned about beekeeping since we were newbies 6 years ago. Maybe the the ups and downs we’ve experienced can help you along the way.

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