Category: Natural Beekeeping

5 WAYS TO HELP A FAILING HIVE

5 WAYS TO SAVE A FAILING HIVE

If you are inspecting your hives regularly, you can usually see the end coming. When a colony starts to fail, it can be challenging to figure out why, let alone Read More…

HOW TO SURVIVE BEEKEEPING GROUPS

The old joke goes, “Ask three beekeepers a question and you’ll get five different answers”. If you’ve ever been to beekeeping club meeting, you’ve probably witnessed this first hand. Beekeepers, Read More…

ONLINE INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING CLASS

Online Intro to Beekeeping Class

Exciting news!  An online version of the popular Intro to Beekeeping class is now available to stream! If you’re thinking about starting a backyard beehive or are just curious about Read More…

WHAT’S IN MICHAEL BUSH’S LIBRARY?

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It’s Sara writing again! Today I’m weighing in on one of my favorite things about Michael Bush’s bee camp: the books! Hilary and I attended camp earlier this month, and Read More…

MICHAEL BUSH’S BEE CAMP

Read about my experiences at Bee Camp!

If you’re like me, Michael Bush’s website is in your favorites tab on your web browser. His writings validated nearly all the subversive decisions I made as a new beekeeper and strengthened Read More…

SWEET & PRACTICAL SMOKER FUEL

SWEET & PRACTICAL SMOKER FUEL FOR BEEKEEPERS

Try this! You can make aromatic smoke packets out of paper bags, dried herbs, and citrus peels for your bee smoker, either as a sweet smelling addition to your typical Read More…

HOW TO CATCH A SWARM OF BEES

How To Catch a Swarm of Bees

The other day, a child in one of my children’s bee classes asked me if I would run away if I saw a swarm of bees. I smiled and told Read More…

HOW TO LURE A SWARM OF BEES

How to lure a swarm of bees

Every spring bee swarms land in my yard. In fact, this week not one, but three swarms descended upon me within a period of just 5 days! You may be Read More…