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Learn How to Become a Beekeeper (Part 3 of 5)

These basic beekeeping methods will help you hive your new bees and maintain them successfully. Before buying queens, packages, nucs, or colonies please read through these steps. It will help you determine the best method for you. Also, if you have questions about the process you will have time to find the answers before 10,000 […]

Posted on 10/11/2017 10:47 pm | Comments Off on Learn How to Become a Beekeeper (Part 3 of 5)
 

Add Honey Bees, Reduce Your Texas Property Taxes

The majority of Texas’ state income is from property taxes and the small landowner carries much of the burden. If you own between 5 and 20 acres beekeeping may the answer you need for the property tax burden questions! A few years ago the Legislature amended the Texas Tax Code, and the Texas Comptroller’s Office […]

Posted on 10/05/2017 07:22 pm | Comments Off on Add Honey Bees, Reduce Your Texas Property Taxes
 

Learn How to Become a Beekeeper (PART 2 of 5)

BEGIN BEEKEEPING (PART 2 OF 5) Now that you know what kind of hives you may own and operate it is time to learn what bees products will are appropriate for your hives. We have had customers pick up their bees from us to only learn the product they brought home to their hive is incompatible. […]

Posted on 10/01/2017 08:22 pm | Comments Off on Learn How to Become a Beekeeper (PART 2 of 5)
 

Learn How to Become a Beekeeper (PART 1 OF 5)

BEGIN BEEKEEPING (PART 1 OF 5)   Welcome the amazing world of honey bees! When your journey into beekeeping first begins it is vital to know the decisions you will have to make to get started. Historically, new beekeepers did not have many choices to make. Modern-day beekeepers have many!   What type of hive […]

Posted on 09/25/2017 12:52 am | Comments Off on Learn How to Become a Beekeeper (PART 1 OF 5)
 

Learn How to Raise Queens, Bee a Better Beekeeper

Want to Be a Better Beekeeper? Try your hand at queen production. You don’t need to master queen production or produce queens in commercial quantities. By learning how raise queens you will have a deeper understanding of the dynamics and social structure of a colony. You will also learn basic principles of population genetics and […]

Posted on 09/11/2017 08:06 pm | Comments Off on Learn How to Raise Queens, Bee a Better Beekeeper
 

Flood Remediation for Hives and End of Summer Hive Management

There will be more hot days before the Texas Summer is really over, but the peak heat of 2017 is behind us, and thankfully so is the worst of Harvey. I’ll offer a few pointers on 2 important subjects for beekeepers – 1)Bee Hive flood remediation; and 2) End of Summer Colony Management Routines. Flood […]

Posted on 09/06/2017 03:36 pm | Comments Off on Flood Remediation for Hives and End of Summer Hive Management
 

Blowing Smoke

There are all sorts of gadgets now for beekeeping.  Frame spacers, hive carriers, frame holders, bee brushes, cappings scratchers, frame cleaners, and the list goes on and on.  For most beekeepers, many of these items are unnecessary, and can even complicate what is in reality a very simple process.  Some of the gear is never […]

Posted on 11/01/2013 09:53 pm | 2 Comments
 

The Beekeeper’s Thrill

We are excited to introduce Andrew Shahan, our Head Beekeeper for Central Texas, in his first blog post.  Enjoy! There are a handful of things in life that I can say bring me pure joy; two of those things are my family and honeybees. My family has been very supportive of my journey from attempted […]

Posted on 10/07/2013 08:07 pm | No Comments
 

Plant and Design your Own Bee Garden

Submitted by BeeWeaver Buzz on Wed, 10/06/2010 – 18:00 Wildlife-loving gardeners across the world enthuse about planting butterfly gardens, but relatively few think to design and plant a bee garden. Designing and planting a bee garden will bolster the health of your garden and help conserve one of earth’s treasures. Why Design and Plant a […]

Posted on 10/06/2010 05:52 am | No Comments
 
 
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