Start Smart With Honey Bees

Tips for beginning beekeepers

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General Beekeeping

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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Is beekeeping agriculture? Our barn and hive boxes. Is beekeeping agriculture?
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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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 started our hobby. Maybe the the ups and downs we’ve experienced can help you along the way.

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