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Gifts for Beekeepers and Homesteaders

It is that time of year. The time when so many people are struggling to come up with gift ideas for that special someone. Some people are easy to buy for, while others are rather difficult. If you have a … Continue reading

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Honey Bee Forage: Propagating Fruit Trees

Bees need food. In an effort to increase the size of our orchard, as well as increase the spring forage for our honey bees, we are giving a go at propagating fruit trees this fall.

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Applying Varroa Mite Treatment

Last week I showed you how to mix an oxalic acid varroa mite treatment. It was a rather simple process. I used the recipe by Randy Oliver. This week, I am applying the treatment. I left the shop towel in … Continue reading

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Oxalic Acid Varroa Mite Treatment

I have gone back and forth on treating bees for mites. Part of me says not to treat, because bees don’t get treated in nature. The other part says to treat, since bees die off when in managed hives. I … Continue reading

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Fall Beekeeping: Fall Nectar Flow Hive Inspections

Today, we are taking a look at the hives while we are in the middle of our fall nectar flow. The goldenrod is out in force, and the bees are doing a fantastic job of turning that nectar into delicious … Continue reading

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Two Minute Tip: How To Light a Bee Smoker

There are several commercial smoker fuels out there. Some folks have no problem spending cash on them, but I prefer to keep my cash for things that don’t burn right up. This is a cost effective and simple way to … Continue reading

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How To Install a Purple Martin Bird House

I had the opportunity, haha, to put up a purple martin house for my mother in law. It was a good trade… I got dinner, and a she gave me a pole to put up my own martin house. We … Continue reading

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Beekeeping Inspection for Winter: Will They Survive?

A recent video of a hive inspection. It is important to keep tabs on the resources each hive has you you head into winter. You want to be sure to leave enough honey in each hive so they don’t starve. … Continue reading

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What to Plant for Beekeeping in the Dearth.

We recently took a video tour of the property. Not focusing on the animals, the garden, or anything like that. This time, we were looking at something specific. What do plant to ensure the bees have food and resources year … Continue reading

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Carport Bee Hive Removal: Batesville, Mississippi

We headed out to the other side of Batesville to do a cut-out from a carport. The homeowner said that she thought the bees have only been there a couple of months. We ended up finding a hive that had … Continue reading

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