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Preparing The Honeybee Hives For Winter

Steps for helping your bees survive the cold
Monday, November 3, 2014, 5:10 PM

For all those beginning beekeepers out there, here are a few steps to take to help out your bees get through a hard cold winter and increase their survivability into Spring.

http://oldworldgardenfarms.com/2014/11/02/preparing-the-honeybee-hives-for-winter/

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11 Reasons You Should Consider Beekeeping

Friday, April 18, 2014, 4:20 PM

A great summary of some of the many reasons one should consider taking up beekeeping to build resiliency into their life. 

http://www.greenphonebooth.com/2014/04/11-reasons-you-should-consider.html

Also check out the Beekeeping Group Page and the following WSID Articles on beekeeping:  Small-Scale Beekeeping   /   Honey Bee Candy: Winter Feeding

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Small-Scale Beekeeping

The sweet taste of resiliency from the joys of the hive
Friday, January 25, 2013, 6:51 PM

My CM username is the Latin name of the common honeybee (“Apis mellifera”). So it should come as no surprise that I'm a beekeeper. I started keeping bees about seven years ago, long before I had any awareness of "Peak Everything" or the three E's. And I enjoy keeping bees more than just about anything else. It requires a small amount of regular attention to make sure my hives are healthy, and conversely, to make sure a hive is not doing too well and preparing to swarm, which really ruins honey production. But beekeeping is not really a lot of work compared to most livestock. So, maybe consider a few beehives in your plans for self-sufficiency.  » Read more