Bee Removal – Dealing With Problem Bees
Beekeeping

Bee Removal – Dealing With Problem Bees

While we all enjoy the sweet produce of the bees, they sometimes invade spaces where co-habitation with humans is a problem. In these instances, bee removal is the only option. If you are concerned with preserving bees as a global resource – and you should be – then there are some guidelines that should be…

BeeHive Emergency – Be Prepared!
Green Living | Beekeeping

BeeHive Emergency – Be Prepared!

A beehive emergency is to be expected in the life of a beekeeper, but this one was a little different! My experience with this particular beehive emergency highlighted the importance of being prepared for anything! I keep a number of beehives on the properties of friends in my area. I had put a hive in…

Boost Your Crop Yield With a Partnership With Bees
Green Living | Beekeeping

Boost Your Crop Yield With a Partnership With Bees

Entering into a partnership with bees is a great idea, particularly if you grow your own food! Bees have been shown to increase crop yield from 30% to sometimes as much as 70% or more! Not only does pollination by bees increase the crop yield, but studies have also shown that it also increases the…

Stainless Steel Bee Smoker Review
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Stainless Steel Bee Smoker Review

A bee smoker is an essential piece of equipment for every beekeeper. It is used to produce smoke which is then introduced into the hive you want to work on. The smoke has a calming effect on the bees and makes them less likely to sting. Needless to say, your bee smoker, therefore needs to…

4 Tips For Choosing a Beekeepers Suit
Green Living | Beekeeping

4 Tips For Choosing a Beekeepers Suit

A beekeepers suit is part of the essential gear for a beekeeper, whether you are a beginner beekeeper or a seasoned veteran! Your beekeeper suit does not need to make a fashion statement, but it does need to be effective! Consider the following tips when choosing a beekeepers suit to make sure you have a…

5 Must Have Items For Beekeeping
Green Living | Beekeeping

5 Must Have Items For Beekeeping

These 5 must have items for beekeeping are the basic gear that you need to set up a hive and maintain your colony safely, while reaping the benefits of the bees pollinating your vegetable garden and having some raw honey every year. Let’s get down to the gear! Bee Suit The bee suit is a…