Why Bees Swarm

People typically respond in one of two ways to seeing thousands of bees clustered on a tree in their yard 1) recoil with horror at the beepocalypse that is apparently taking place in their front lawn. 2) lean in with curiosity and fascination at the sight.   We’d like more people to respond in the latter fashion, so let’s take a look at what is actually going on here.

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What is raw honey?

Definitions abound as to what raw honey is and is not, depending on who you are talking to. Here’s an attempt to clarify the confusion once and for all!

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Small Scale Queen Rearing

There is no “easy” way to raise good queens, however the “cell punch” method is an effective way to raise queens on a small scale without having to deal with the complications of grafting larva.

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What Bees and their Keepers Do In the Spring

Springtime is arguably the busiest time of the year for both the honey bee and the beekeeper. From the bees’ perspective, the activity begins before Spring actually arrives. In late winter, as the days increase in length, the queen will resume laying eggs. Slowly at first, as the adult worker bee population that has wintered over has began to dwindle.

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Electronically Monitoring Bee Colonies

Ever wonder just how much nectar the bees bring in on a single afternoon? Wondering just how much of that syrup you just fed was stored vs. used by the bees for maintenance? Electronically monitoring honeybee colonies 24×7 provides fresh insights into what is happening in the colony. Read about how we’re working with the Bee Informed Partnership on creating a nationwide network of hive scales.

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Why Care About Honey Bees?

Honeybees are one of the most amazing creatures the Creator has placed here below. They are are fascinating, and they also exhibit many qualities that we humans were meant to but often do not. Honeybees are industrious.

Why Buy Local Honey?

According to some people local honey will cure your allergies, and others are simply into locally grown products. Whether you want to reduce your carbon footprint or support local agriculture, buying honey that’s made by local bees is not a bad idea.

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Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. There are a couple of ways to you can contact us. You can call us via telephone anytime Monday – Saturday. We’d prefer you call sometime between 8am and 5pm Eastern. Our voice phone number is: (616) 209-9BEE