Two Nucs, Two Different Linseed Oil Treatments


Flavored Creamed Honey, Using a Raspberry Pi


Fall 2016 Honey Harvest


Update on Wax Candle Attempts


After Swarms and Hive Population: Lost Colony


Second Spring 2016 Honey Harvest


Spring 2016 Honey Harvest


Swarm Hive Update II


Artificial Swarms Update


Bee Smart Designs Gripper Review


Swarm Update


SWARM!


Tale of Two Queens


Moving Hives Back to the Outyard


First Spring Split


Spring Supers and Catching SHB


Spring Reversals


Bee Branding Iron


Linseed Oil Hive Sealant Experiment


End of January Inspection


Ask the Audience: Wax Candle Burning


More Lip Balm and Lotion


Bees Wax Cells Start as Circles?


Melting Wax Saved from 2015


Handmade Beeswax Lotion Bars


Happy Halloween 2015


Suprise 2nd Fall Harvest


Fall Feeding and Winter Prep


Fall 2015 Harvest


And We're Back


Honey Bee Sting Pain Index


Second Colony Lost


One Colony Lost...


Post Harvest Inspection


2015 Spring Honey Harvest: 28 gallons


Spackling With Propolis


My Goal: 5 Supers on a Hive


Update on the Demaree hive


Preventing Swarms: Demaree Method


David's Slatted Racks


Pollinator Honey Bee Mix


Wild Burr Comb, New Queen and Splits


Building Frames for the Nucs


Bee Smart Designs Ultimate Bee Feeder Review


Winter Honey From California


Opossum in the Apiary


March 14th Inspection


Hive Top Feeder For Nuc


Bottling the JAO Mead


Guess the Tracks In The Snow


Two New Nuc Boxes Ready for Spring


One of These Meads Isn't Like The Other


Vince's Hive Weighing Tool


Honeybees on Blue Diamond's Packaging


Hunting for Brood in January


Winter Solstice 2014


Bee Behaviors Preprogrammed?


Honey Bees Molt


Honey Bee Proboscis


Starting a Batch of JAO Mead


Beekeeping Glossary of Terms


Moving Our Bees Back Home for the Winter


Vince's Video of Robber Bees


Crankshaft Comic: Beekeeping


2014 Honey Harvest


Morgan Freeman is a Beekeeper


All Hives Treated, No Queen Loss


BIP Regional Micro Survey Results


Maeve's Trip to the Beach


1 Week Check After MAQs


Video: Adding MAQs To a Hive


Video: Mite Count Alcohol Wash


U.S. Creates Honey Bee Health Strategy


Update: Adding Wax To Plasticell


Outyard Packages Update


A June Split to Replace Lost Hive


The Packages Are Fully Established


Honey Supers and Package Checkup


Guerrilla Gardening: Blackberry Seed Bombs


Outyard Queen: Time for a replacement?


Packaged Queens Have Been Released


Guest Speaker at Blevins Elementary


Video Installing a Package of Bees


Just Waiting For The Bees


Why I'm Going To Start Treating This Year


Adding Wax To Plasticell Frames


GOT HONEY?!


Late March, Is Warm Weather Ever Going To Arrive?


First Inspection of 2014


Bees Propolized Wood Grain Pattern


Here's To An Awesome Spring


Shh, Don't Tell The Bees!


Bees Wax Lotion Bars


Bees Wax Lip Balm


They're Still In There


Snow and Sub-Zero Temps


Building Slatted Racks


Ordering Bees and Winter Ponderings


Bottling The Cherry Melomel


Happy Holidays 2013


Gaining a New Perspective


Honey Gingerbread Bee Cookies


Processing Wax In a Crock Pot


Final Winter Prep and Blogroll Suggestions


Lost a Hive at Home


Second Racking of Cherry Melomel


Moving Outyard Hives Back Home


Fall Inspection of Hives


Fall 2013 Honey Harvest


Thar Be Robbers Round Here


Followup To Queen Excluder Use


First Racking of Cherry Melomel


Why I Bought a Queen Excluder Today


EMBA & Monsanto Interview


Making Creamed Honey


Honey Nut Cheerios Advertisement


Making Cherry Melomel


Want To Trade A Jar Of Honey?


Summer Honey Harvest 2013


Marking Queens & More Swarming Attempts


Great Honey Robbery of 2013


Updated DIY Extractor Article


Honey Super Status At Home


Queens, Swarms and Honey


Today I Saw A Queen Bee Emerge


Moving Artificial Swarm into Full Hive


Hives At Home Get Supers


Checking if Artificial Swarm Worked


Artificial Swarm at Out Yard


Checking If New Queens Released


Checking on Hives at Tom's


Making Splits With New Queens


Moving Hives to the Out Yard


Setting Up an Out Yard


Rotating Hive Bodies and Snowmen


Cleaning and Reusing Plasticell Frames


Removing the Curse from Phoenix Hive


Dadant Open House Was Awesome


Dadant Roadtrip and Blogger Meetup


Encouraging Bee Flight Patterns


Bees Get a Buzz from Caffeine


Bees Detect Electric Fields of Flowers


Bee Carrying Propolis?


I'm a Finalist and I Need Your Vote!


The End of the Phoenix Hive


Bottling Blackberry and Fall Harvest Meads


BP Hive Has Brood and Bringing In Pollen


Can't Do Much To Help Them Now...


Blue Purple Hive Increasing Population


Marking the Phoenix Queen


Mid January Quick Peek


Providing Candy Boards


Counting Winter Losses (Already)


Ever Been Bitten by a Honey Bee?


Additional Filtering of Bees Wax


My Adventure in Melting Bees Wax


Video: How Skeps Are Made


Mid December Quick Inspection


Ask the Audience: Melting Wax


Second Racking of the Fall Harvest Cyser


Things I Learned in 2012


2nd Place Ribbon for Apple Butter


First Racking of the Fall Harvest Cyser


Winter Prep in the Apiary


Making Fall Harvest Cyser


Fall Honey Harvest 2012


Video: Guard Bees Protecting The Hive


Final Racking of Blackberry Mead


Blue Purple Hive Packing in Honey


Phoenix Hive Is Back


Sugar Syrup is Irresistible


A Close Up Look at Pollen On Bees


Checking the Freezer for Dinner Options


Bottling the Traditional Mead


Our New Baby Bee


Making Sunflower Seeds


Happy Bees and New Comb


PW Hive: Get Some Syrup Stat!


Apple Butter Recipe With Honey


BP Hive Finds More Nectar


Phoenix Queen In A Pinch


PW Hive Queen Doing Great!


Racking The Mead and Melomel


Summer Honey Harvest 2012


You Were Right, There I Said It


Making Blackberry Melomel


Purple White Hive Queenless. T.Y.S?


Making My First Batch of Mead


Adding the Artificial Swarm to Phoenix


Hot Dry Summer: Stealing From The Birds


PW Hive Chooses Their Own Queen Cells


Last Ditch Effort: Artificial Swarm of PW Hive


Update on Swarm Trap


Swarm Capture: June 2012


Queen Excluders: Let's Hear Your Thoughts!


Phoenix Changes Mind About Supersedure


PW Hive Still Threatening To Swarm


Phoenix Hive...Daughters Know Best?


Printable Hive Inspection Sheets


Why Swarm Season Inspections Are Important


Queen Found & Marked in B/P Hive


Spring 2012 Honey Harvest


DIY Extractor: How We Made Ours


B/P Hive Confirmation of Queen


EATMORE 3 lb Honey Jar


P/W Hive Is Up To Something


Phoenix Hive Queen and Eggs?


B/P Hive Appears to Have a Queen


Phoenix Appears to Have a Queen


Confirmation Split was Success P/W Hive


Product Reviews and Disclaimers


Bee Smart Designs Ultimate Hive Cover Review


Swarm Trap Built and Deployed


B/P Hive Check For Queen & Honey


Checking New Queen & Powder Sugar Dusting


Two New Nucs Arrived Today


Blue Purple Hive Queen Cell Check


Phoenix Hive is Queenless


Queen Released From Her Cage!


Blackberry Winter 2012


Bee Informed Partnership Survey


Re-Queening Hive 1 At My Dad's House


New Queen Delivery


New Hive Needs a Name


Yikes - Queen Cells Everywhere!


Adding a Third Hive Stand - Wishful Thinking?


Preparations for Spring Split


Super Just About Full...Already!


Spring Swarm Cell Checks


Preventing Swarms: Super Early...Way Early


Spring Reversal of the Hive


Finding Pollen in Late Winter


Build Your Own: Bee Hive Stand


Lots of Brood in the Purple Hive


Propolis: Nature's Duct Tape


Late January Inspection


Making Sawdust in the Workshop


9 or 10 Frame Supers - Thinking Out Loud


Remove Snow From Landing Board?


Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Short Course 2012


Early January Hive Inspection


Making Candy for Winter Feeding


Merry Christmas 2011


Happy Winter Solstice!


2011 Honey Supply - Sold Out


Mortician Bees In The Winter


Plans for Winter Months Ahead


Food Labels: Wall of Shame


Happy Thanksgiving - Fly Day!


Preventing Moisture During The Winter


Fun with an Infrared Camera


Results of NewsPaper Combine Method


Combining the White Hive


RIP White Hive's Queen


Video: Adjusting to Mouse Guards


Adding Mouse Guards to the Hives


Trail Camera Deployed


October 16th 2011 Inspection


Missing Tools, Crystallizing Sugar, White Hive Update


Follow That Container of Syrup!


Queen Accepted, No More Laying Workers!


Checking (again) of the White Hive


Releasing the Queen in White Hive


Given A Queen, Let's Experiment


White Hive Has Laying Workers


Protecting the Supers During Winter


2:1 Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down


Checking for Queen in White Hive


Fall Honey Harvest 2011


Evidence of Robbing at White Hive


FAQ: Ask a Beekeeper


Powder Sugar Dusting is Fun!


The White Hive Might Be Queenless


Video: Honey Bees Crash Landing In Slow Motion


What Are These Tiny Creatures?


Honey Bees Landing in Slow Motion


Bottling our First Honey Crop


Extracting our First Honey Crop


Making Honey Extracting Buckets


Hot and Humid St Louis Summer Nights


Natural Varroa Mite Drop Test


Progress on Capping the Super Frames


Using a Queen Marking Tube


Blue Hive Gets Second Super


Blue Hive Notices Their Super


Marking The Queen Video


Crowded Landing Board Video


No Vacancy in Blue Hive


More Syrup Please


Marking One of the Queens


Adding Second Hive Bodies


Pearls Before Swine: Beekeeping


First Inspections on Both Hives


Beware of Bulk Sugar Prices


Installing Our Nucs


Painting the Hives Different Colors


Using a Bee Frame Rest


How and Why to Feed Bees


Where I Placed my Backyard Bee Hives


How to Build a Telescoping Cover


How to Light a Smoker That Stays Lit


Beekeeping Article in Local News Magazine


How to Assemble Dadant Style Frames


Spring 2011 Dadant Order Arrives!


2011 EMBA Short Course


Build Your Own: Bee Hives and Supers


Starting Out: Package or Nuc


Birthday Surprises


Building Shelves for the Garage


The Secret Life of Bees


Collecting Bee Smoker Fuel


Today I Participated in an Inspection


To Buy or Build


My First Beekeeper Club Meeting


Introduction