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Harvesting your supers

Harvesting times differ according to what honey you want. If you want a specific plant’s honey, you need to harvest right at the end of this […]

Welcome to my story

I grew up in Indiana, known as the land of corn and soybeans. Luckily, I had grandparents who owned a berry farm. That offered not only […]

Purchasing populated hives

Pushasing populated hives from another beekeeper, through internet ads for instance, requires some careful considerations. If you consider yourself a beginner in beekeeping, it would probably […]

Finding and marking your Queen Bee

The queen is the central figure of the hive. She must be changed regularly and inserted in a several thousand-bees population. Finding and marking a queen […]

TED TALKS: The first 21 days of a bee’s life

We’ve heard that bees are disappearing. But what is making bee colonies so vulnerable? Photographer Anand Varma raised bees in his backyard — in front of […]

TED TALKS: Why bees are disappearing

Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying […]

How to handle and monitor your frames of your beehive

Thanks to the hive-with-frame system, every beekeeper can thoroughly handle and monitor their colonies. Nonetheless, you should always be careful not to hurt your bees, and […]

Feeding your bees

Generally speaking, bees shouldn’t need extra feeding by beekeepers as they naturally manage their own honey stock. However, harsh weather conditions (during daily-rain periods) or in […]

Opening and closing your beehive

Opening your hive Beekeepers shouldn’t open their hives to satisfy their curiosity but only when they need to achieve a specific task and ideally not too […]

Lighting and using a smoker in beekeeping

The smoker is the emblem of any beekeeper. An effectively light up smoker, meaning one with cold and white smoke, ensures the security of beekeepers. To […]