The Best Sunflowers For Honey Bees

The Best Sunflowers For Honey Bees

The honey bee, though he may buzz around annoyingly or maybe even accidentally frighten you, should be protected at all costs. Don’t swat at him, hit him, or spray him with nasty chemicals, he’s a good guy. He won’t hurt you with his big stinger unless he feels really threatened, and he’s not naturally vicious.  […]

How Can You Spot The Honey-Bee Vs. The Carpenter Bee

How Can You Spot The Honey-Bee Vs. The Carpenter Bee?

Bees are the lifeblood of the entire ecosystem. They are responsible for pollinating as well as making honey. From a distance, all bees might look the same, but you might already be aware that there are thousands of different species of bees, two of those being the honeybee and the carpenter bee. If you put

Ultimate Guide To Winterizing Your Hives

Ultimate Guide To Winterizing Your Hives

Wintering bees can be very difficult, especially in Northern climates! Like all other creatures on earth, bees have their way of coping with cold weather. They gather a winter reserve, and they huddle together to produce heat and stay warm. However, while they do have their survival mechanisms, there are lots of things that you

Species Breakdown: Metallic Green Bee [Augochloropsis Metallica]

Species Breakdown: Metallic Green Bee [Augochloropsis Metallica]

Have you ever seen a bee with metallic green coloring? Meet the Augochloropsis metallica, also known as the metallic green bee. This fascinating species is a subject of interest for many entomologists and conservationists.  With its unique physical characteristics and behaviors, understanding this bee’s role in the ecosystem is crucial for preserving biodiversity. In this

A Beginner’s Guide On Where To Buy Bees

A Beginner’s Guide On Where To Buy Bees

If you’re considering becoming a beekeeper, first of all, congratulations! It’s an incredibly rewarding and purposeful vocation. Second of all, you probably have a whole host of questions that you want answered, the first being, where are you actually supposed to acquire your bees from?  This seems to be one of the trickiest questions that

Best Beekeeping Starter Kits By Budget

Best Beekeeping Starter Kits By Budget

If you are looking to start beekeeping, then you are likely going to need a good kit. These kits mostly contain the necessities of beekeeping, which is great if you have never done beekeeping before. But where do you start?  Well, that is where we come in. We are going to cover several great beekeeping