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Category: Bees

Homestead Emergency – Are You Prepared To Evacuate?

Every area has its disasters. We can’t turn our back on nature, even for a minute. What if you have to evacuate? As homesteaders, we have a responsibility to not just ourselves or even our families, but our animals too.       I thought I was prepared…

Top Winter Activities For Every Gardener/Homesteader

Are you looking out at a snow covered garden? At grey blustery days? Or maybe like me, your “garden winter” is in the dog days of summer when you can fry an egg on the sidewalk (literally!). Whenever your time to stay inside the climate controlled house is…

Beekeeping Tools – Beginning Beekeeping

When you are first starting out in the beekeeping world, there are many tools you will need to make your journey so much easier. Beekeeping Tools. Keeping any small animal on the homestead requires “tools of the trade”. A lot of them are pretty general. For example, you…

Beekeeping Supplies for Beginners – The Hive

What Beekeeping Supplies Do You Need? Regardless of what creature you wish to raise, you are going to need some supplies. And Beekeeping is no different. But unlike chickens, ducks, rabbits or even worms, you can’t just keep them in your garage or laundry room for a few…

Raising Bees – Preventing Bee Stings

Raising Bees – Preventing Bee Stings Nobody likes to be stung by anything. Let’s face it, it’s on the list of life’s least enjoyable things to do. None of us wakes up on a Saturday morning saying “I think I’ll go…

10 Things To Know Before You Start Beekeeping

Start Beekeeping Right! What a wonderful, exciting and educational last two weeks I’ve spent. I’ve been at Bee Class. Well, on Saturdays anyway. I’m taking a class set up by my state extension service. If you have never kept bees before, or are keeping…

How Important Are Bees In Your Garden?

Bees In Your Garden When I say those words some of you get the image of the sweet little creatures gently buzzing around the flowers and taking the pollen back to make that wonderful honey. Others are struck with utter terror. But what about bees in your garden? Are they…