5 Ways to Help the Bees Without Keeping Hives in Your Backyard

5 Ways You Can Help the Bee Population Without Keeping Hives in Your BackyardWith the bee population struggling in many places, every little bit helps and you can make a difference in your own backyard. Maybe you’re not ready for the time commitment of keeping a full hive, but you still want to help the bee population thrive and even enjoy the benefits to your garden at the same time. Sound like you? Let’s look at a few ways you can help the bees on their journey without maintaining beehives in your backyard. [Continue reading]

Home Beekeeping for Beginners

Bees on HoneycombBeekeeping at home is something that you can totally do, but before you jump in with both feet it is a good idea to educate yourself as much as you can first on the topic. There are a lot of different things to learn and different scenarios that you should be prepared to handle. Learning all that you can before you start is a good idea so that you can avoid too many painful stings, wasting of the honey, and even losing the hive to mismanagement.

There are books and websites like this one from where you can learn and there are also plenty of videos online about the topic that can help you get the best start. There are even groups and clubs you can join and classes that you can take, both online and in your community.
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4: What Are the Best Plants for Bees? [HBM Podcast Transcript]

The following is a transcript of Honey Bee Man Episode 4 - What Are the Best Plants for Bees? There's a widget here to the right with the original audio version if you'd like to listen along. MarkZ: What do bees need in the way of plants? … [Continue reading]

3: Where to Place a Backyard Beehive for Good Results [HBM Podcast Transcript]

Where to put backyard beehives for the best results [title card for podcast transcript]

The following is a transcript of Honey Bee Man Episode 3 - Where to Place a Hive and Beekeeping in the City, there's a widget here to the right with the original audio version if you'd like to listen along. MarkZ: How to Pick a Site for Your … [Continue reading]

2: What is the Biggest Value of Honeybees? Pollination! [HBM Podcast Transcript]

Episode 2 Transcript Honeybee Pollination title card

The following is a transcript of Honey Bee Man Episode 2 - What is the biggest value of honeybees? Pollination, there's a widget here to the right with the original audio version if you'd like to listen along. MarkZ: Did you ever eat a watermelon … [Continue reading]

1: Introduction to Beekeeping [HBM Podcast Transcript]

Introduction to Beekeeping HoneyBeeMan Podcast Transcript Episode 1 (title card)

The following is a transcript of Honey Bee Man Episode 1 - Introduction to Beekeeping, there's a widget here to the right with the original audio version if you'd like to listen along. MarkZ: Honeybees - we'll talk a little bit about honeybees, … [Continue reading]

Homegrown Honey Bees: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Beekeeping Your First Year, from Hiving to Honey Harvest 

There are quite a lot of books published on beekeeping as it’s a delicate and specialized endeavor. You'll find several book reviews here on the website already and we'll likely have many more in the future. Today we want to draw your attention to … [Continue reading]