Keeping Bees

Constructing a Beehive

Original post: 5.26.11. Updated: 2.26.13 Beehives can be made of wood or styrofoam. I’ve argued elsewhere that styrofoam hives are my choice because they have several advantages: they are warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, and are not prone to mold (as wooden frames are). Strictly speaking, foam hives don’t need to(…)

Beekeeping: Year One Lessons & Plans

Last spring I jumped into beekeeping. It wasn’t thoroughly thought out, but I have a friend who has kept bees for nearly 50 years and he assured me it was pretty trouble free. I thought it would be a good thing to help reintroduce bees, and that bees could help pollinate my growing selection of(…)