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Books for Beekeepers

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Books for Beekeepers

Looking for some books to get you through the winter? Are you a new beekeeper hungry for information? Or maybe your looking for a gift for a beekeeper in your life? We surveyed HUNDREDS of beekeepers through Facebook, and these were the most recommended beekeeping books in order of recommendation. I can assure you I have added nearly all of them to my collection as well. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. While we may earn a commission on your purchase, your price remains the same. Commissions help us to maintain our blog and continue offering you great products and services....

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My Top 5 Favorite Beekeeping Websites

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My Top 5 Favorite Beekeeping Websites

I love to explore all aspects of beekeeping- from trending topics to scientific articles. Here are my favorite beekeeping websites, in no particular order: Girl Next Door Honey and Beekeeping Like a Girl- Hilary runs a great site with blog articles covering most topics, online classes, and some really great apparel and things to buy.  Honeybee Suite- I love the Honeybee Suite! Rusty has many great articles and various recipes for candy boards and things. This site has answered almost all of my new beekeeper questions.  Bush Farms- Michael knows everything, I think. His website has been a vital resource for me...

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Bee Cut Out with Pueblo Bee Rescue

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Bee Cut Out with Pueblo Bee Rescue

 Today, October 5 2017 to be exact, I was privileged enough to assist Ross with Pueblo Bee Rescue in removing bees from a decorative patio pillar.  The homeowner wanted the bees removed as they would visit her as she enjoyed her patio. She noted that the bees just recently arrived, but had overstayed their welcome.  Ross had met with the homeowner and had performed an initial inspection of the pillar, so that when the extraction date arrived he would be properly prepared. And today was the day. We arrived at the Bessemer residence around noon. The high was forecasted to...

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Hive Inspection Form

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Hive Inspection Form

When it comes to keeping bees, inspections during the first year(s) can be overwhelming. After getting over the fear of opening a box with tens of thousands of stinging insects, it can be difficult to remember all the things one should look for. At least once you'll be relaxing on the couch and think back, "Did I check for eggs/the Queen?". Or maybe you are just interested in some type of documentation tracking your hives progress. We have created a Hive Inspection Form for those that may be interested. You can print one for each of your hives, create a binder...

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Healthy Honeybee Concentrate Recipe

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Healthy Honeybee Concentrate Recipe

I’m sure you all have heard of the “healthy honeybee” essential oil blend available through many of the bee retailers. This concentrated bottle costs a pretty penny, yet many beekeepers use and swear by it. Instead of buying it, why not make it yourself? With a few simple ingredients, you’ll be able to make your own money saving, healthy honeybee concentrate! Why should you use the Healthy Honeybees concentrate? The concentrated mix can be added to sugar syrup mixtures to prevent mold and fungus growth, boosts immune systems, builds colonies, and can be used as a smokeless way to calm...

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