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It makes no difference if you are a man, woman, or younger child, or a person with a handicap you can become a beekeeper, whether you live in the Big City, the Suburbs, or out in the countryside ! Honeybees are a joy to keep in the backyard simply for their buzzing presence and, on hot days, the smell of honey, wafting through the air within ten feet of the hive. They increase pollination in...
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Beekeeping and producing your own honey - all the information you need to start beekeeping. There are so many great reasons to keep honey bees. Producing your own delicious honey, maybe selling some of it for some extra cash, pollinating the plants and flowers in your own garden, and giving mother nature a helping hand, and just the sheer excitement of watching your own bees as they busy about...
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The Beesource Beekeeping website was started in 1997, and two years later the online community for beekeepers and beekeeping was established. It has experienced organic, word of mouth grassroots growth ever since. Today, Beesource.com has over 24,000 registered members and is the most active...
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Everything you need to know about beekeeping all in one place. Check out our free quick start beekeeping guide. We were honored to have Josh Trujillo stop by the new hive location Ron has set up. Josh is a photographer for the Seattle PI, and he also recently received the Associated Press Cowles...
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Dadant & Sons is the premier source for beekeeping equipment and supplies. Call Today! Welcome to the world of beekeeping where Dadant & Sons, Inc. is America’s oldest & largest manufacturer of beekeeping supplies! Beekeeping is a fascinating hobby and proves to be a challenging business as well....
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The NCSBA is a volunteer led organization comprised of more than four thousand active members, almost all of which are hobbyist beekeepers that are also members of a network of local beekeeping associations. These local associations are chartered by the NCSBA and serve to help their members learn and enjoy the practice of keeping bees. Throughout North Carolina, the beekeepers of the NCSBA can...
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Go to a bee club meeting and look around the room (Are there young people full of energy or old guys like me?). If you can not find a club, use a search engine on your browser for beekeeping organizations -- state or local bee clubs usually have a web site. Bee meeting and bee events are happening all over the place. These groups desire to help you get started. They want to educate people about...
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Brushy Mountain Bee Farm has been manufacturing the finest beekeeping supplies for more than 30 years. We have the most complete line of beekeeping equipment, candle and soap making, and mead supplies. Place an order 2 weeks prior to any of these events and we can have it ready for you to pick up at the meeting. You will also receive a 10% discount on picking the order up. Orders placed at the...
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Be one with our beekeeping organization as we educate the public on the preservation of honey bees. Contact us in Tallahassee, FL, to learn more. Honey bees and other pollinators face many challenges today. Honey bee health, loss of colonies, loss of habitat, environmental stress. These are problems not only for beekeepers but for everyone. The Florida State Beekeepers Association is working to...
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Beekeeping supplies, equipment, classes, honey bees and more. Honeybeesonline.com, Fairmount, Illinois. American Hives built here in central Illinois. Topics such as: fall preparation, mouse protection, mite reduction, wind blocks, wrapping hives, heating lights, winter feeding, insulation, moving hives into buildings or shelters, the biology of fat bodies, the timing of a new fall queen, pros...
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The Ohio State Beekeepers Association and the Ohio Producer Growers & Marketers Association are pleased to announce the availability of A Web-Based Introductory Beekeeping Training Program. The program consists of 34 videos and several power point presentations presented by Dr. Jim Tew and John Grafton. Topics include assembling hive equipment, installing packages, inspecting hives and much,...
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There are multiple reasons bees swarm. First and foremost, lack of space for the Queen to lay. As we become better Beekeepers, one of our first benefits are strong colonies coming out of Winter. In Texas our "Honey Bee Spring" starts in February. Doing a quick hive inspection on warm days beginning the first of February is essential for circumventing swarms. You will notice that the stores that...
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This is not a “How You Should Keep Bees” site; rather, I’m a proponent of “Whatever Works for You” beekeeping. In short, this site is a record of my learning process as I try to understand aspects of colony health and productivity, and the reasons why various management techniques work (or don’t). My writing is a digestion of the scientific literature, relating it to my day-to-day hands on...
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Homepage of Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association. Sarah McTish was selected and crowned at the conference as the new Honey Queen for 2016. See our Honey Queen Program page and the Honey Queen Program's Facebook page for details. The PSBA 2015 Beekeeper of the Year award was presented to Maryann Frazier at the conference banquet. As the senior extension associate in the Department of...
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Our community seeks to encourage sound beekeeping practices in the Upper Midwest. Learn more about us and our commitment to educate others about the practice of beekeeping and its benefits. Join our group of over 400 members to exchange knowledge and experience. Already a member? Join our online community. Report a swarm: Call 651-436-7915 Honey bee swarms are not dangerous, but they do need to...
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The Bee Informed Partnership is a 5 year effort funded by USDA/NIFA (U.S. Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture). It is a large collaboration between research institutions, Universities, and beekeepers from all over the country. The main idea behind the Bee Informed Partnership is to get information collected from beekeepers back to other beekeepers quickly so...
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The Treasure Valley Beekeepers Club provides a great opportunity for everyone with an interest in bees to come & gather great resources and knowledge about the honeybee. Practical knowledge, workshops and demonstrations are provided throughout the year. At every meeting, we discuss important bee topics, along with a Q & A with experienced beekeepers. Everyone is welcome! To become a club...
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35 colors of beeswax sheets for rolling your own beeswax candles (great for gifts, projects and your own use). Waxes for candle making: beeswax, soy wax, vegetable wax, palm wax, and paraffin. Candle and soap making: books, dyes, wicks, plastic, metal and poly molds, fragrance and essential oils, additives and four types of glycerin soap base. Cosmetic ingredients: beeswax beads, shea butter,...
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Making Your Own Bait Hives Now that you’re finished with your winter of building and repairing supers, brood boxes and frames, think about the possibility of building bait hives in preparation for the May/ June swarm season. A bait hive is a swarm-catching box. I have captured some nice swarms in boxes set in trees, and it seems easier than answering a swarm call, which may come at an...
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Welcome to our new Wisconsin Honey Producers web site. We invite you to take a look around and discover. Whether you are a member beekeeper, someone thinking of keeping bees, looking to find somewhere to buy local honey, or just someone curious about how important bees are to our eco system, we have something for you here. It’s time again to consider nominating a fellow beekeeper(s) for...
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