Bee swarms are both alarming and beautiful--especially when you have a hive in your city backyard! Here's what we did when our hive swarmed.

Bee swarms are both alarming and beautiful--especially when you have a hive in your city backyard! Here's what we did when our hive swarmed.

90 Percent of Corn Seeds Are Coated With Bayer's Bee-Decimating Pesticide | Mother Jones

everyone seems to be reporting fewer honeybees.

Beginner Beekeeping Supply List - There are few projects on our homestead that bring us as much satisfaction as our bee hives do.  For a small start-up investment in beekeeping supplies, and the initial hives, this addition to our farm has really paid off.  We have two hives and on average we collect about four to six gallons of honey each year.  That is plenty to supply our needs along with allowing us to give some away as gifts at Christmas time.

Beginner Beekeeping Supply List - There are few projects on our homestead that bring us as much satisfaction as our bee hives do. For a small start-up investment in beekeeping supplies, and the initial hives, this addition to our farm has really paid off. We have two hives and on average we collect about four to six gallons of honey each year. That is plenty to supply our needs along with allowing us to give some away as gifts at Christmas time.

Hiving Honey Bees- has many links to various blog posts

It's that time of year when honey bee packages are arriving in our area (Northeast Ohio) and they need to be installed in hives (called hiving honey

The Honey & The Bee – Keeping Honey Bees for Honey, Wax, & More June 18, 2013

The Honey & The Bee – Keeping Honey Bees for Honey, Wax, & More

The Honey & The Bee – Keeping Honey Bees for Honey, Wax, & More (Dunway…

How To Harvest Honey | The Elliott Homestead

How to Harvest Honey.

It's finally time to harvest our honey! Here's how we did it, and harvested all that honey goodness. Learn how to harvest honey on the farm.

Miner's lettuce is an easy for forage for wild green that is tasty and nutritious!

Foraging for Miner's Lettuce

Foraging for Miner's Lettuce, a wonderful salad green you can probably find in your yard (or nearby).

Identifying Catnip - edible wild food

Catnip: Pictures, Flowers, Leaves and Identification

On website Lauren replied: "...Your information is very accurate, except that unfertilized eggs develop into drones without any additional fertilization. This means that male bees (drones) have half the number of chromosomes that female bees (queens and workers) do, which leads to lots of interesting behaviors.":

10 Amazzzzing Bee Facts

9 Amazing Bee Facts Infographic humans interfering with bees…no.

luring a bee swarm to a new hive

a very happy beehive

Your Dream of Becoming a Beekeeper is Closer than You Think!

Your Dream of Becoming A Beekeeper Is Closer Than You Think

This looks awesome, there are days I want bees and cow and goats and more chickens and ducks and and and and. Then I realize with all of those "ands" we'd never, ever leave our house! Your Dream of Becoming a Beekeeper is Closer than You Think!

Learn to make your own honeybee swarm lure. Swarm lure is used to bait traps used to catch honeybees for free. Well, actually they are only free if you are n...

Learn to make your own honeybee swarm lure. Swarm lure is used to bait traps used to catch honeybees for free.

Mid-April through May is peak honeybee swarming season. Collecting swarms is a great way to replace or increase colonies and it encourages local, surviving hives to thrive.

Collecting a Bee Swarm

"WHAT IS A BEE SWARM?Swarming is the honey bee’s method of colony reproduction. The old queen and about half of the worker bees leave their former nest.

A hive of bees will produce honey and help pollinate your garden and orchard, but beekeeping is also a relaxing and enjoyable hobby. These tips from an experienced beekeeper will help you get started and have a great first year.data-pin-do=

Successful Beekeeping with Your Own Honeybees

A hive of bees will produce honey and help pollinate your garden and orchard, but beekeeping is also a relaxing and enjoyable hobby. These tips from an experienced beekeeper will help you get started and have a great first year.data-pin-do=

how to make a cow bee hive

10 Bee-utiful Beehive DIY Projects

10 Bee-utiful Beehive DIY Projects DIY Projects Craft Ideas & How To’s for Home Decor with Videos

These green powerhouses do a lot more than sting! Check out what The Old Farmer's Almanac has to say about nettles!

Stinging Nettles: Multipurpose Superplant

These green powerhouses do a lot more than sting! Check out what The Old Farmer's Almanac has to say about nettles!

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