Category: Getting Started

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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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General Beekeeping

13 Mistakes New Beekeepers Make

Beekeepers at all levels of experience make mistakes. As a newbie though you’ll probably be more prone to some of them. Here’s a list to help you avoid some of them (including our own foul-ups).

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General Beekeeping

How To Install Bees In A New Hive

It’s spring and your new bees are ordered. Now you need to know how to install your bees and start prepping for their arrival. Here’s what to do with your nuc or bee package.

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General Beekeeping

Beekeeper Terms: 12 To Know Upfront

We’ve added a glossary to our site to help you learn some beekeeper terminology. As a new beekeeper, let’s go over 12 beekeeping terms you should know from the outset.

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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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