Tag Archives: Beekeeper

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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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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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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