Nucs vs. Package Bees: which is better?

As a beginner beekeeper it’s difficult to know where to start. Beekeeping is probably one of the most exciting and difficult hobbies there are. It doesn’t have to be difficult because I’m going to give you get a head start to give you an advantage over inexperience! One of the first decisions is whether to…

Is the Langstroth style hive for you?

The Langstroth style beehive is by far the most popular. We’re going to break it down into its purpose and parts to find out if this is the right style for your needs. The links on this website may contain affiliate links. This means that I may receive a commission if you decide to make…

5 Steps to setting up an apiary

There’s a lot of hobbies in life that can be quite overwhelming; things like cattle farming, having a baby, finding yourself up the creek without a paddle, and yes even beekeeping. Fear not! Here are 5 easy steps for you to consider in order to create your very own Apiary! The links on this website…

What to do when your hive is queen-less

Hive inspections can be fun, intriguing, painful and sometimes alarming. When you discover that one of your hives has no eggs, older brood, or any other sign of a queen, it’s easy to panic and go into red alert! Here are steps that you can take if you find yourself in red alert. The links…

Fall forage: Goldenrod

Probably the most wide-spread and important fall forage in North America, Goldenrod is essential for winter survival. Learn more about this unique plant and know what to look for in your area. The links on this website may contain affiliate links. This means that I may receive a commission if you decide to make any…

How to process beeswax

If you’ve never rendered your beeswax usable before then it can be a bit confusing and perhaps even overwhelming. And if you leave your wax cappings laying around without processing them, you’re inviting Wax Moth in for a feast. Today I’m going to show you each step of how to process your beeswax for small…