Worker Bee Jobs, Growth Stages & Death

A Worker Bee

While the queen bee receives a lot of attention, the worker bees are the true stars of the hive. Worker bees begin their first of many responsibilities within the hive the minute they emerge from their cells. If only worker bees could, they’d wear a lot of caps! Worker bees are female bees with many … Read more

How to Use Raw Propolis + Side Effects

Raw Propolis

The art of beekeeping is increasingly becoming popular, and more bee products are being discovered. Most of these products are helpful because we can’t afford to live without them. Propolis, among the bees’ products, also has many purposes you may never know about.  Some of the uses for propolis include treating minor burns, cold sores, … Read more

What is Honey Pasteurization? Pros & Cons

Jars of Honey on Shelves

Most people consume honey in its natural form without issues. However, there are some who are affected by the yeast and other components in honey who may require purification of the honey before consumption. One such purification method being honey pasteurization. Honey pasteurization is the passing of honey through extreme heat (70°C), making it smooth … Read more

Best Paint for Bee Hives – Hive Painting, Benefits & Risks

Painted Beehives

As the art of beekeeping is continuously growing in demand, many beekeepers are looking for solutions to increase their hives’ lifespan. Although some beekeepers prefer to leave their hives with natural wood, others love painting their hives to give an attractive look and acquire other benefits. The best paint for your hive is water-based latex … Read more

Self-Draining Bee Hives: Pros and Cons

Self-Draining Hive with Honey-Collection Bucket

For over the previous 10,000 years, beekeeping has been evolving, and human beings have been discovering more modernized beekeeping equipment. There are currently over 3 types of beehives available in the market for beekeeping projects. Due to technological advancement, people are looking for more convenient, easier to manage, and high honey quantity beehives. The self-draining … Read more

How to Requeen a Hive: Steps and Requirements

How to Requeen a Hive

From time to time, beekeepers need to requeen their hives to keep them running. The requeening process requires skills, adequate planning, and careful management. However, beginners may lack the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out the process. Therefore, they inquire from experienced beekeepers and professionals to quickly and successfully carry out the task. One … Read more

How to Remove a Bee Hive from a Tree

How to Remove a Bee Hive from a Tree

Bees are essential insects in the ecosystem. Almost 90% of the globally produced food primarily depends on bees for pollination. Also, bees’ products, including wax and honey, contribute a lot to our health and living standards. However, despite the number of benefits bees bring to us and the ecosystem, we may often need to get … Read more

Langstroth Hive Dimensions

10 Frame Langstroth Hive Dimensions

There are various beehive dimensions that manufacturers use when making beehive bodies. These dimensions make slight differences that cannot be easily noticed. This implies that you can use multiple brands of beehives together. The solution to this is the Lnastroth beehive which has mostly standard dimensions worldwide. This means that you can replace and mix … Read more