REQUEENING WITH A VACCINATED QUEEN

REQUEENING WITH A VACCINATED QUEEN

I love doing bee rescue work. I get to see a lot of interesting wild hives and the problem-solving you have to do is so fun. There is a downside though, I live in an area where honey bee colonies are often defensive, especially feral ones. So, I sometimes have to...

WHY I USE ALL MEDIUM SUPERS IN MY APIARY

WHY I USE ALL MEDIUM SUPERS IN MY APIARY

When I first started beekeeping, hardly anyone was using all medium supers in their apiary, but it seems to have caught on more lately. So, I thought I would share why I like to keep my bees in all medium boxes. It's not just about ease of lifting, I have discovered...

DON’T GIFT NEW BEEKEEPERS A BEEHIVE

DON’T GIFT NEW BEEKEEPERS A BEEHIVE

Every year I meet at least one excited new beekeeper who received their first beehive as a gift. While this may seem like a wonderful present to give, it's actually not a good idea to gift a new beekeeper a beehive. Read on to find out why! Why Not? Although the...

GIFTS FOR BEE LOVERS

GIFTS FOR BEE LOVERS

The holidays are upon us and so I have put together a list of gifts for bee lovers. Whether you're a beekeeper or just related to one, you'll find something for to dazzle your beeople. Read on for a fun mix of bee related gift ideas! For Artsy Bee Lovers Catherine...

My name is Hilary Kearney. I’m the author of the book, “Queenspotting” and founder of the urban beekeeping business Girl Next Door Honey in San Diego, California. I’m an artist turned beekeeper on a mission to help new beekeepers succeed and educate the public about the magic of bees!

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