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Adventures of a Backyard Beekeeper

In 2021, I started with a single bee package from Georgia, and now I have four happy honey bee hives in my New Jersey backyard.

Before the Bees Arrive

There are many steps that need to be taken before your bees arrive. Will you get a package or a nuc? What size will you run your boxes? Do you need to register your apiary? Do you really need a bear fence?! Learn more.


Beehive Inspections

Hive inspections are incredibly important for preserving and monitoring the health of your hive. It also is a time when you can see a lot of interesting behavior. It can be oodles of fun! Learn more.


Lifecycle of the Honey Bee

Having an understanding of the life cycle of the bee is crucial for solving several different problems within your hives. Information is power! Learn more.

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Honey Harvest

Your first honey harvest can be one of the most exciting points of your beekeeping career (and sticky)... meaning it's important to do it right! Learn more.


Varroa Mites

Varroa Mites are the most real threat to our fragile (but simultaneously strong) honey bees. It is crucial for apiarists to understand their presence and threat to our bee buddies. Learn more.


Beekeepers Associations

Connecting with your fellow local beekeepers can completely change the game. Learn more about this oppurtunity here! Learn more.

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The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.

Elizabeth Lawrence

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