Tag Archives: Bee

Extracting the Flavor Of The Year-Honey

Honey has reached “classic” status after it was named Flavor of the Year for 2015. Find out how to extract this new “classic” flavor from the hive. Continue reading

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Swarming of the Bees

Swarming is a natural process for bees to reproduce but beekeepers are always trying to prevent this because they won’t get the extra honey production for the year. Continue reading

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The Great Sunflower Project – The Backyard Bee Count

Would you like to help out native bees and honey bees? Plant Lemon Queen Sunflowers and start counting bee visits as the flower bloom and mature to add to the data base for North America so that scientists can study bees better. Continue reading

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Spinning Honey

Honey spinning is a big event at my house in the fall. Extracting and bottling the honey is a surprisingly simple low tech but messy task. Continue reading

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Bee Packages are Here!

Catching Up My two Italian bee packages arrived in MD this weekend and I am very excited. First promised in April, a cold and wet spring in Georgia held up the delivery for an unprecedented two long months. By this time of … Continue reading

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The Dreaded ‘Hive Beetle’ Attacks

I opened my hive the other day to check on things -removing my last super, and to button everything up for the winter. When I took off the inner cover, I noticed some small black beetles scurrying around on the … Continue reading

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Beekeeping Start-Up, How to jump into the world of beekeeping

Beekeeping has moved from the pastime of fusty middle-aged men to young urban couples and singles. It is trendy now to become a beekeeper! Who could have predicted that? When I worked at the bee booth at the Fairgrounds recently, I was … Continue reading

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Robbing the Bees- A Honey of a Day

It happens every August – honey extraction! After babying the bees, feeding, monitoring, re-queening, splitting, and just plain worrying about them, now is the moment of truth.  How much honey did they deposit in the combs for me to rob from … Continue reading

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The Handbook for Beekeepers – The Beekeeper’s Bible

A Honey of a Good Book I don’t know how I missed the publication of this book in April of 2011 but picked it up at a local plant nursery to look at and was enthralled. As a practicing beekeeper, I … Continue reading

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The Great Sunflower Project – The Backyard Bee Count

The Great Bee Count Within the past couple of years, you might have heard that bees are in trouble, growing scarcer, and suffering from a mysterious ailment called Colony Collapse Disorder, or CCD. A variety of culprits have been fingered … Continue reading

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