Backyard Beekeeping
Where Beekeepers Turn for Answers
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Location, location, location. It's a real estate agent's mantra and it should be the mantra of beekeepers too. Where you place your hives matters.

Consider how much shade and sun your hives will receive during the day and throughout the seasons. Remember to consider their proximity to a reliable, safe watering source.


Happy Beekeeping, friends! 

Steph Merkle
Community Manager

Sun and Shade for Bees

Sun and Shade for Bees: What is the Right Mix?

Selecting a Beehive Location Can Be a Difficult Decision

Many factors are important in determining a beehive location, including the relative amounts of sun and shade for bees. Many beekeepers insist that honey bee hives should be placed in full sun. But like most aspects of beekeeping, it’s impossible to make one rule for all locations. Read more >>
Best Water Souce for Bees

Creating the Best Water Sources for Bees

How to Make a Safe Bee Watering Station

Like all animals, honey bees need a dependable source of water year round. The best water sources for bees are ones that won’t go dry in the summer, won’t drown the bees, and won’t be shared with livestock or pets. Although honey bees adore a nice salt water pool, it’s a good idea to establish your water source before your bees begin chasing away the sunbathers. Read more >>
Make Pollen Patties

How to Make Pollen Patties

When and How to Provide a Bee Colony with a Pollen Substitute

Of all the honey bee feed supplements available on the market today, pollen patties are, perhaps, the most commonly explored supplement in today’s apiaries. Today we’ll explore why honey bees need pollen and how to make pollen patties. Read more >>
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