Is My Hive Queenless? + What To Do

Honey Bees on a Comb

One of the most frequent reasons why beekeepers lose their colonies is queenlessness. There are numerous ways for a colony to be without a queen and many ways to fix the issue.  A queenless bee is one without a queen who would have died from disease, being killed by the beekeeper or predator, pests, bad … Read more

What Does it Mean When a Bee Follows You?

Bee on Nose

Many of us flee when they hear a buzzing bee. Yes, many people believe they have apiphobia or fear of bees. Many others are sensitive to bee stings. But, what does it mean when a bee follows you? Bees follow you around because you have a pleasant scent, sweat, you resemble a flower, or you … Read more

Colony Collapse Disorder: Causes & Fixes

Honeycomb with Bees

Every industry has its challenges, and the same goes for beekeeping. Some common ones include swarming, absconding, pests, diseases, and predators. None of this, however, does a beekeeper dread more than a colony collapse disorder. It’s the one thing that keeps me awake at night, dreading and hoping that it doesn’t occur to me. In … Read more

Do Mums Attract Bees?

Bee on Mums Flower

If you want to add color to your garden, mums are your best bet. They come in different shades and hues, from white, purple, and orange to pink. Mums enthusiasts love them for their late blooming. When others have died out as seasons change, mums are left vibrant and thriving. Given their bright colors, mums … Read more

Where Does Pollination Occur? + Benefits & Pollinators

A great variety of plants we consume as food or fruit depend on pollination to facilitate reproduction and regeneration. But what is pollination? How does it happen? Where does it occur, and what is its importance?  Plant reproduction relies on pollination, which is when a pollinator moves pollen from the anthers of a flower (male … Read more

How to Extract Honey: Steps & Precautions

As a beekeeper, there is no better time than honey extraction time. Although some of the methods involved are tedious and involving, the final product is what keeps you going. Extracting honey is the process of getting honey from the honeycombs in pure liquid form. The goal is to have the honey in its purest … Read more

How Much Do Beekeepers Make? + Income Sources

In the United States, beekeepers make an average pay of $40,300 per year. This average, however, has such a broad range of highs and lows that it is not meaningful. The remuneration of those working in the beekeeping sector depends on various factors. There are several variables, including the region of the nation where the … Read more

Bee Hive Base: Benefits & How to Make It

Does your bee yard have a hive stand? One beekeeping piece of equipment you don’t necessarily need is a stand for your hives. But after learning more about them, you may decide that the work was well worth it. There are many advantages to keeping your beehives on hive supports. Some of their benefits are … Read more

Honey Bee Houses: Benefits and How to Set Up

To help your insects survive the winter, build a bee house! Then, when the temperature warms up the following year, beneficial insects will be ready to help combat pests and pollinate crops. A honey bee house is an enclosed birdhouse-like structure with native bee nesting materials like cardboard tubes or hollow reeds. They’re used by … Read more