Beekeeping 101

This page is not a replacement for a good, comprehensive beekeeping guide.   Every beekeeper should have a library of the available printed material for quick reference and in-depth instruction.

Before you get your bees
Planning – Best Practices
Where to take classes
Hive equipment – what to buy
Getting your bees
Hive Placement
Recommended Reading

Inspections
Weather considerations
Opening the Hive
What to look for

Feeding Your Bees
Syrup recipes & application
Pollen Patties
Types of Feeders

Common Concerns
Ants and other pests
Yellow Jackets/Robbing
Swarming
Queenlessness
Overwintering

Show and Tell
Queens, Workers & Drones
Eggs, Larvae & capped cells
Honey – capped vs. uncapped

Other
Bee Lifecycle
Bee Math
Food Pollinated by Bees
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Bee Glossary
Abscond
Afterswarms
AHB
Balling (a Queen)
Bearding
Bee Bread
Bee Space
Bridge Comb
Burr Comb
Cleansing Flight
Cluster
Drifting
Drone Comb
Drone Layer
Festooning
Honeybound
IPM
Orientation Flight
Piping
Propolis
Queenright
Supercedure