Start Smart With Honey Bees

Tips for beginning beekeepers

Category: Beekeeping Equipment

Paint and color selections
Beekeeping 101

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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Top Bar Hive
Beekeeping Equipment

What Is A Horizontal Hive?

A horizontal hive is generally a single-box beehive designed so that honey bees build their comb structures along a horizontal path rather than vertically. We cover the common types you’ll find and their pros and cons.

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10 frame hives with 2 deeps
Beekeeping Equipment

Where To Place A Beehive

Before your new equipment arrives, think about where you’re going to set up your bees. Here’s are some things you should consider when setting up your bee yard.

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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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