Archive of ‘Beekeeping Buzz’ category

My Bees Swarmed!

Swarm cells

As my mentor put it, I’m getting about five years of beekeeping experience packed into my first year! My bees officially swarmed today and I was lucky enough to be home and looking out my back window when it started. I would describe it basically as a tornado of bees that spanned my whole yard […] Read more…

9 Fun Facts about Bees and Beekeeping

Bees on a frame

Since starting our beekeeping adventure, I’ve learned so much about these fascinating little creatures.  They are so much more complex than I had ever imagined.  I thought I would share some of the fun facts I’ve learned over the past few months. Fun Facts About Bees and Beekeeping: You order bees by the pound.  We […] Read more…

Installing Bees Into the Hive

Beekeeping shaking the bees

Now that we had the hive built out and our beekeeping supplies in place, it was time to install the bees!  Since Mark recently started a new job (yay!), he wasn’t available to help me introduce our bees to their new home.  Luckily, my dad stepped in as my trusty assistant and photographer – thanks […] Read more…