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Unpacking Beehives After Winter

Open in the Spring and diagnose any colony deaths
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 2:46 PM

With Spring approaching, it is time to start planning your next steps in hive care and maintenance.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/beekeeping/bees-in-winter-ze0z1601zbay.aspx

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Where to Place Your Bee Hives

Tips for finding the right spot for your hive
Monday, March 23, 2015, 10:58 AM

I decided to get a couple of bee hives to help with pollination, support the dwindling bee population, and eventually harvest a little honey and honeycomb. My first concern was where is the best place to locate a hive? There are some general rules of thumb, which are beneficial, although none are an absolute necessity. » Read more

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Flow Hive

Flow Hive

Honey on Tap Directly From Your Beehive
Monday, February 23, 2015, 5:25 PM

Check out this new and innovative honey bee frame design that allows for easy access and extraction of honey from the hive.  The Flow Hive design team have now launched their Indiegogo funding page that will give you more information and the opportunity to invest and acquire the first flow hive systems. 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/flow-hive-honey-on-tap-directly-from-your-beehive

Also check out our Beekeeping Group page to learn and exchange ideas.

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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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Nothing Beats Fresh Honey

Nothing Beats Fresh Honey

Adam's weekend honey harvest

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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.

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Dodging A Bullet

Dodging A Bullet

After a close call, Adam cautions readers to challenge their assumptions about the dependability of their preps