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.
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.
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.
The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.