Tag Archives: Beehive

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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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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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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Beehives and Bears: An Accident Waiting to Happen!

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I was introduced to beekeeping in Virginia while visiting my brother-in-law Bruce. He had several beehives and I wanted to try my hand at working the bees before I made the plunge on my own.  Since then, Bruce has moved to … Continue reading

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Beekeeping 101

The best way to jump-start a conversation at a party is to tell people you are a beekeeper. Inevitably, people will barrage me with questions about my hobby and how they always thought of becoming a beekeeper themselves. Most people don’t have … Continue reading

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Swarming of the Bees – It is That Time of Year Again!

Honey Flow With the coming of spring a couple of weeks early this spring, I am getting a little nervous about my bees. The honey flow which is the frantic bee activity of bees collecting nectar from spring flowers will be here … Continue reading

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