This Will Make You Realize Why You Need to Save the Bees

THE FOLLOWING IS A GUEST POST FROM CHRISTY AT SAVINGOURBEES.ORG

You have probably heard the news lately saying that bees are dying off. But is that a problem? They’re just annoying insects that sting you, right?

Actually, this is a serious problem. In recent years, the bee population has declined by around 95%. In fact, this drop has gotten so bad that bees are now an endangered species. That ends up hurting you by cutting into your diet and your wallet. Thankfully, there are some simple things you can do to help — once you realize how much bees do for you. Read more “This Will Make You Realize Why You Need to Save the Bees”

What is a Beekeeping Suit?

Those unfamiliar with or new to beekeeping often ask “What is a beekeeping suit?” If you’ve ever seen beekeepers at work, you know the outfits they wear look rather funny. In fact, they look a lot like something one might wear to defuse a bomb or handle hazardous substances. Thankfully beekeeping doesn’t require that level of protection, but a good quality beekeeping suit is an essential tool for anyone working with bees and their hives. Read more “What is a Beekeeping Suit?”

What is a Bee Smoker? An Essential Beekeeping Tool Explained

Beginner beekeepers may find themselves confused at first by some of the equipment used to keep bees. One seemingly odd but absolutely essential tool for anyone working with bees is a BEE SMOKER. While it sounds a little strange, it is actually a relatively simple device and a vital part of any beekeeper’s supplies. So exactly what is a bee smoker? Read more “What is a Bee Smoker? An Essential Beekeeping Tool Explained”

Beekeeping Supplies for Beginners – The Seven Essentials

Congratulations on deciding to become a beekeeper! You’ve got a fascinating experience ahead of you. To ensure you’re fully prepared, we’ve created a checklist of the seven most essential beekeeping supplies for beginners. Besides your bees, these are the things you’ll need to make your venture into beekeeping a safe and successful one. Read more “Beekeeping Supplies for Beginners – The Seven Essentials”