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Knowledge about how to keep bees has been traced back nearly 15,000 years and beekeeping is one of the very first forms of food production. Your interest in beginning beekeeping has a long and rich history.

While you may think of beekeeping as just a way of producing honey, a number of other profitable products come from bees. Beeswax is a product used to make candles and some cosmetics. The health food Royal jelly is produced by worker bees and is sought for its extra nutritional benefits. Those involved in alternative medicine often seek propolis which bees produce to seal cracks in their hive. And, beekeepers can be hired to move their hives to provide crop pollination services.

Beekeeping for beginners is a hot topic among many people interested in beekeeping as a hobby and not primarily as a commercial venture. People interested in beginning beekeeping are becoming more common in urban areas as more people see the benefit of bees that help support their urban vegetable gardens. Bees are an important part of the environment and may people are happy that bees are making a comeback.

If you are someone who is not frightened by bees and think they are interesting creatures, then you may be interested in learning about how to keep bees and will want to know more about beekeeping for beginners.

Beginning beekeeping is an important step in getting close to nature and learning more about the environment. Learning how to keep bees is both interesting and challenging.

But, before you jump into creating your bee colonies, you really should learn as much as possible about how to keep bees in a health and safe manner. And, if you live in an urban area, you'll need to work with your neighbors to make sure they won't complain about your new venture.

Please have a look at our beekeeping articles, products, videos, resources, and additional information located throughout Beekeeping.

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This detailed, illustrated training manual tells you what is the most popular type of bee, the ideal size and location for your colony, a list of the equipment needed to launch your beekeeping operation and the approximate cost.

Beekeeping 101 discusses the best time to set your hives, when to harvest the honey, various methods used to harvest honey, and how to prepare your bees for the cold winter months....and that is just a short list of what this eBook contains!

Pictures throughout the entire eBook illustrate ideas that make it even easier to understand! It also includes the most common bee diseases and how to recognize and treat them. As a bonus you will also receive a truly fascinating crash course in hive behavior!

Everything A Beginner Beekeeper Needs To Start Producing Honey!.


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Woops! Where is the Honey?
By now the main honey flow is over in NW Florida. Oh there are still some flowers left, but the main heavy flow is over or at least slowing down. That means that you should have your honey pulled and extracted or at least getting ready to extract. Re ...
Catchup
Now is the time to apologize to my readers for not posting  sooner, but I’m not. I have done that too many times before. My skills at blogging are not the best in the world on the good days. I am in Knoxville, TN getting ready to have a family ...
Getting Ready for Spring
Howdy all, I have been working with a friend and his wife, getting my back yard ready for the spring roundup. We have made several racks on the fence to put my plastic frames in, to get them off the ground. Once I have time, I will melt some wax an ...
Then There Were None
I am almost ashamed to write this post. As a person who has  obtained the rank of Master Beekeeper, I am not showing much promise in proving it. It really takes more than a piece of paper to make a master of anything without making some effort to &# ...
Frames, Frames, My Kingdom for Frames
Have you ever needed something and you had to stop doing whatever you were doing and either build, repair, clean, or even go to town to purchase it? That is my situation at this time. I have to clean some boxes and build new frames for them. From the ...

How to Find Good Beekeeping Books
By Joseph Peck
To start beekeeping you need to find a good information source! You can search it on the Internet, but it's time consuming and hard to find all necessary information in one place. One of the best
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Amazing Honey Bee Facts
By Ruth Tan
I think we should get ourselves some honey bee facts, after all so many healing and health-promoting opportunities for the humans begin with this little busy creature. As you read
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The Joy of Learning How to Keep Bees - 5 Reasons For Learning How to Keep Bees
By Mark Daymond
Of all pastimes, learning how to keep bees has to be one of the most satisfying. The process of honeybees collecting nectar, reducing its water content and converting it into
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How Do Honey Bees Make Honey?
By Janette Marshall
Honey bees are the types of bee which make honey, and you'll find thousands upon thousands of different species scattered all over the World - with the exception that is, of the North and South
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