Beekeeping

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Wild Bee ID App

Wild Bee ID App

This app promises to be your "go-to wild bee ID app and pollinator-friendly planting guide"

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7 Interesting Facts About Honeybees

Things to buzz about...
Monday, January 5, 2015, 6:35 PM

Some interesting knowledge and facts about bees that will give you a better appreciation for these wonderful creatures.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/interesting-facts-about-honeybees-zbcz1501.aspx#axzz3Ny8uQ5ZS

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How To Harvest Honey

How To Harvest Honey

How exactly do you get honey from your hive to your table?

What Should I Do?

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How To Harvest Honey Using An Extractor

A primer for those new to beekeeping
Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 8:01 PM

Once your bees have filled your hives with honey for you, how do you get it out?

This is a question that most aspiring and novice beekeepers don't know the answer to. If you're curious to learn the answer, read on...

I had my first honey harvest of the year this past weekend, and I took pictures of the major steps in order to create this primer and de-mystify things. » Read more

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Virginia Paying Residents to Become Beekeepers

Virginia Paying Residents to Become Beekeepers

One state's response to the dire pollinator situation

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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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Nothing Beats Fresh Honey

Nothing Beats Fresh Honey

Adam's weekend honey harvest

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How to Make a Bee Skep

A look at another style of hive
Friday, May 17, 2013, 7:00 PM

Learn about this traditional style of natural bee hive and how to construct one.

http://www.rootsimple.com/2013/05/how-to-make-a-bee-skep/

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The Sun Hive

Experimental natural beekeeping
Monday, April 22, 2013, 2:27 PM

An interesting bee hive design and management philosophy to consider for those wishing to help rebuild bee populations and have onsite pollination for gardens and farms. 

http://milkwood.net/2013/03/05/the-sun-hive-experiments-in-natural-beekeeping/

http://www.naturalbeekeepingtrust.org/sun-hive-biodynamic-initiative-0

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Thinking About Keeping Bees?

Thinking About Keeping Bees?

If you are, here are some helpful links to get you started. The window is running out to start a hive this year.