Start Smart With Honey Bees

Tips for beginning beekeepers

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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Hive after a bear attack
Beekeeping 101

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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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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