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Autumn Beekeeping & Buckwheat Honey Harvest

Autumn Beekeeping & Buckwheat Honey Harvest

Autumn Beekeeping As the cool nights creep in and the leaves begin to change, the beehive undergoes significant seasonal changes.  • Food sources (nectar and pollen) become limited• The Queen bee's egg-laying decreases• Drone (male) bees leave the hive, and the hive population declines To best support the colony during this transition time,...

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Children’s Art Making with Beeswax Crayons

Children’s Art Making with Beeswax Crayons

Children’s Art Making with Beeswax Crayons It’s been a beautiful summer and now “back to school” is fast approaching with September just around the corner. With colder weather comes more indoor activities and whether at school or at home, letting your young child explore art materials like paint, beeswax crayons...

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Product Diversity of the Hive

Product Diversity of the Hive

When most of us think of products from a hive, we automatically think of honey—but there are in fact other, lesser known bee byproducts. Among them are pollen, propolis, royal jelly and venom. Have you heard of these products before? Do you know their importance to the hive? Let’s take...

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Beeswax 101: What You Need to Know

Beeswax 101: What You Need to Know

Products from the hive don't only include honey—others are beeswax, pollen, royal jelly, propolis and venom.     In this blog, we're covering: The beeswax basics How to process wax and what to make with it White wax and encaustic art   The Beeswax Basics Beeswax is created by worker bees and...

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The Honey Harvest

The Honey Harvest

It's an exciting time of year for beekeepers We can finally harvest the honey our ladies have been working on since the spring. Depending on the production level of our bees, honey can be harvested throughout the late summer and early fall. Honeybees, when provided with the proper space and...

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