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”

How to Attract Bees to Your Garden in Four Simple Ways

Savvy gardeners know that bees play a vital role in both their flower and vegetable gardens. Bees carry pollen from one plant to another which allows for a variety of plant activities that include reproducing new plants, extended flowering, or setting fruit. Gardens that do not attract a sufficient number of pollinators may become less productive. Fortunately, attracting pollinators is quite easy. We’re going to discuss how to attract bees to your garden in four simple ways. Read more “How to Attract Bees to Your Garden in Four Simple Ways”

The Bees and Me

Hello and welcome!

I’m Cheri, and I’ve got a little secret to share: just a few short years ago, I wasn’t especially fond of bees. Nor did I ever aspire to be a beekeeper. But sometimes life takes us down paths we never thought we’d follow. Here’s the story of me and the bees: Read more “The Bees and Me”