The Early History of Beekeeping History of Wild Bees and Beekeeping The beekeeper is the keeper of bee collection of honey and the other products that bees product in the hive like beeswax, pollen, and royal jelly. Another product of bees is for resale to other beekeeper. Urban Bees Is there a beekeeper near me? We have been asked many times from aspiring beekeepers if we know of beekeepers in their area. This has led us to create a way of mapping the locations of existing and aspiring beekeepers. Warre Bee Hive Construction Guide - The Bee Space Welcome to the Warre Hive Construction Guide brought to you by The Bee Space. In this guide you will learn how to build a complete Warre beehive. A Warre (pronounced war-ray) hive is a vertical or supered top bar hive that is simple to build and easy to use.
Beekeeping » Build It Yourself Plans for Building Hives, Frames and More This popular section of Beesource.com offers downloadable “build-it-yourself” plans in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You will be able to open PDF files after installing the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software, which is a reliable product, widely used, and available free for Windows or Macintosh operating systems. With this powerful software, you can view and print a PDF file at any resolution to any home printer, at an office center such as Kinko’s, or at a commercial offset or digital printing company. You will need Acrobat Reader version 4.0 or higher to open these files. A Note About Copyrights Top Bar Hive Design Plans - Learning Beekeeping Top Bar Hive Design Plans Top Bar Hives are Beautiful in Simplicity They are the minimum needed for a movable comb hive.
Natural Substances For Mite Control In Honey Bees The use of natural oils and other substances in the pursuit of mite control in honey bee colonies. This document mainly covers the calibration of LD 50 doses of essential oils with respect to honey bees. Natural or "essential" oils are produced by plants in order to repel predatory insects or to render the plant in some way toxic to the insect if ingested. Recommended Books For A New Beekeeper There is an old saying: if you ask five beekeepers what they think about something, you'll get six answers! Beekeeping is an art and a science, and there are countless ways to approach it. There seem to be equally many books on the subject. So where's a novice to start? When I first became interested in bees, I took a small group class.
Queen Of The Sun: A Must-See Bee Documentary - Honeybees & Beekeeping A new documentary about disappearing bees, Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?, examines the global bee crisis through the eyes of beekeepers, scientists, farmers and philosophers. According to its website, the film unveils 10,000 years of beekeeping and highlights the impact of industrial agriculture on the relationship between humans and bees. From the makers of The Real Dirt on Farmer John, the film features Michael Pollan, Vandana Shiva, and Gunther Hauk as well as beekeepers from around the world who keep bees in natural and holistic ways. Instead of focusing on commercial beekeepers, the filmmakers say the documentary emphasizes the biodynamic and organic communities who have differing opinions from many commercial beekeepers about the causes and solutions of colony collapse disorder, the global phenomenon where honeybee colonies vanish from their hives. Wild and managed honeybee populations have been in decline for the last 30 years, according to the USDA.
Dealing With Winter Honeybee Withdrawal - Homesteading and Livestock It’s that time of year again. When the bustle of the holiday season dies down, I start to really miss going out and working in my beehives. So, what to do when honeybee withdrawal sets in?
5 Gal. Bucket Beekeeping Equipment Keeping honeybees is turning into a popular cottage industry. And what’s the beekeepers best friend? Here’s a hint: it’s also the pig and chicken keeper’s best friend, it’s plastic, and it’s 5 gallons in size. How Do You Prevent Honey From Crystallizing? Tess, I can not remember how my mother, who was born in 1922, kept raw honey from sugaring (crystallizing). Can someone help? A Reader Answer: Although there are external factors such as storage conditions, temperature, relative humidity and the type of container that may influence the tendency of honey to crystallize; sometimes the crystallization process is out of our control.
Honey Extractor Got Bee's? I knew this day would come. One day all those bees would make some honey then I would have to make a honey extractor-anator and extract all the honey in the tri-state area. After all what could go wrong? I have been a city bee keeper for two years now and this will be my first harvest. I couldn't afford a commercial honey extractor and borrowing the local clubs extractor seemed like a lot of work planning ahead and rushing to go get it extract and then return.