Start Smart With Honey Bees

Tips for beginning beekeepers

Category: General Beekeeping

Bees

What Do Honey Bees Eat?

Honey bees collect pollen (protein), nectar (carbs), and water as primary food sources and use them as building blocks for honey, bee bread, and royal jelly.

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Our barn
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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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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Beehives in winter
General Beekeeping

How To Winterize Beehives

Harsh winter weather stresses your bees. Keeping your local climate in mind, take these steps to help your colony survive until spring.

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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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