Start Smart With Honey Bees

Tips for Beginning Beekeepers

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General Beekeeping

The 10 Best Beekeeping Books

Educating yourself is one of the important steps in beginning beekeeping. These are books we own and use. All of them are written by noted experts in the field.

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Beeswax

What Is Honeycomb?

Honeycomb is the six-sided wax cells built by bees to store pollen, nectar and honey. It’s also used to raise brood. Learn about its construction and uses.

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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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