Beekeeping

Homesteading articles about Beekeeping collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

Are you a Wanna Bee? Build a Solitary-bee House

What is it about bees or beekeeping that is so scary?  If honesty prevailed, many would say that they are…

4 months ago

Wintering Bees

Before you read "Wintering Bees", have you read "Getting Ready to Get Ready For Winter"? ~~~~~~~~ In the northern parts…

9 months ago

Preparing Bees for Winter: Getting Ready to Get Bees Ready For Winter

This was article supposed to be something about how honey bees and beekeepers deal with winter and it was to…

10 months ago

Bees for Free

If you are new to, or interested in, beekeeping, you will eventually find yourself posing the question, "Where do I…

1 year ago

Adventures of a Beekeeper’s Wife

“You are about to enter a whole new world,” the retired beekeeper informed me, his eyes shimmering with humor.  My…

1 year ago

Using Beeswax Around the Homestead

Beeswax is a versatile by-product of honey production and a very valuable tool. There are many ways you can begin…

2 years ago

Honey Health: Using Honey in Home Remedies, Baking, and Skin Care

Dogs may have a challenger when it comes to the “Man's Best Friend" Award.  Honeybees pollinate eighty percent of the…

2 years ago

The Lost Art of Beekeeping?

In 2010 the USDA uncapped their figures: 2009 yielded the lowest recorded U.S. honey crop ever.  EVER.  What is happening…

2 years ago

Garden Seeds, Honeybees, You, and Me

Every day as we read our newspapers, scan our internet forums, or click through the channels on our television, we…

3 years ago

Are Bees for Me?

Bees are interesting.  They just are.  Not to say that I have spent my whole life on my hands and…

3 years ago