Karen

Karen started beekeeping in 2017 after reading a newspaper article about the worldwide threat to honey bee populations. This inspired her to start her first backyard bee hive. Since then, she has published beekeeping articles in a local magazine, become a regular attendee at her local bee club (where her honey won first prize), and inspired her family, friends, and neighbors to learn more about bees.

Do Bees Sting In Winter?

Do honey bees sting in winter? Yes, bees most certainly do sting in winter and in every other season too. But in winter there’s less chance of you getting stung because there are fewer bees out and about. That’s because most of the time the weather is too cold for …

Do Bees Sting In Winter?

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Do Queen Bees Eat Honey?

Queen honey bees are different from workers and drones. They have a distinct role in the colony that no other bee can do. This includes laying eggs and producing pheromones that keep the colony in check. But what do these all-important bees eat? Do queen bees eat honey like drones …

Do Queen Bees Eat Honey?

Why Is Honey Pasteurized?

Honey found on supermarket shelves is pasteurized because pasteurization makes the honey last longer. Pasteurization involves using heat to slow down the natural process of granulation, keeping the honey in liquid form for longer.  It also destroys yeast spores that may cause the honey to ferment. What Is Pasteurization? Pasteurization …

Why Is Honey Pasteurized?

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6 Best Beekeeping Gloves For 2022

Beekeeping gloves are an important piece of protective equipment, especially if you’re new to the hobby. Some experienced beekeepers don’t wear them – they prefer to use their unprotected hands because of the extra dexterity it provides. However, in my opinion, a good pair of gloves are a must-have when …

6 Best Beekeeping Gloves For 2022

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