Category Archives: Bees

Beekeeping: Stacking Up The Hive

Well, I thought it was about time to post up about my beekeeping adventures. Actually it hasn’t been especially adventurous. I have mostly left the bees alone. I have peeked in there a few times to see the progress of the colony. Along with that I walk up there about every evening to watch them flying in and out. Those wonderful little critters appear to be doing just fine.

So far I have not added any chemicals to the hive. I know that some would argue that Continue reading Beekeeping: Stacking Up The Hive

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Beekeeping: Some of Our First Moments

I’m not sure why I keep creating projects for myself, but I do. Beekeeping is one of my latest projects. My goal is to make my farm productive. I want to learn how to grow things. I want to learn how to provide for my family in a way that does not depend on the grocery store system that our culture depends too much on. I want to reconnect with nature and learn how to be a part of it rather than one who just “takes” from it. Bees seem to be a logical part of that. Without the bees and other pollinators we wouldn’t have the diversity we have in our gardens. My orchard is currently only 14 young trees. The bees, I hope, will be a part of making Continue reading Beekeeping: Some of Our First Moments

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Introductory Beekeeping Class: My Experience

Bee Keeping… Where do you start? How hard can it be? Where do you get supplies? Where do you get bees? How much honey do you get? How much money can you make? Can you even make money? Will I get stung? How aggressive are the bees?

All those questions and more have tumbled around in my head. This is why I decided to take a Bee Keeping Class. There is a Bee Keeper who offers a class in our area. The class takes two and a half hours but is jam packed with Continue reading Introductory Beekeeping Class: My Experience

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