Tag Archives: keeping bees

Bee Enemies for the Novice

Domestic bees are exposed to many hardships and many dangers. Winds and storms can prove as disastrous to a colony as other wildlife – large and small. Black spiders lie in wait for them in the plants they frequent. Once, as I was looking for a bee amid some goldenrod, I spied a gruesome scene […]

Using A Bee Keeper’s Equipment (Clothing)

One of the most important pieces of clothing a beekeeper wears is the veil during collection of honey and while working with the skeps. Bee stings on the face can be very painful and there is the possibility of damage to the eyes and ears. If by chance a bee gets inside the veil, walk […]

Using A Bee Keeper’s Equipment (Smoker)

A beekeeper must keep the bees in control every time the hive is open. A typical hive can house thousands of workers all capable of stinging. There are measures a beekeeper can take in the open that he can not take in the city because of the closeness of other people. Using A Bee Keeper’s […]

Keeping Bees in A Populated Area

You can keep bees in most areas with very few problems, even in a city. Your bees will find enough pollen to feed them and produce a delicious honey crop at harvest. If you want to keep bees in a populated area, you will need to know three basics. bee biology, property rights, and human […]

Collecting Honey Combs from Your Skep

As a beekeeper just starting out it becomes a confusing hobby with all the hives, frames and bees – not to mention the honey extracting equipment. For a beekeeper with only one hive it may not cost effective to lay out the money for elaborate equipment. It is perfectly practical to enjoy the honey crop […]

How Not to Get Stung

Bee Stings Can Be Deadly. This information is mostly helpful to novice bee keepers or those just learning about the hobby and harvest of keeping bees on your property. How to Get to the Honey Combs Safely In the old days, when collecting wild honey without finesse of any sort, the first blow or intrusion […]