Friday, November 29, 2013

Grit's Guide to Backyard Bees and Honey

For any of you interested in adding bees to your yard this spring, now is a great time to start thinking and planning. I bought our first hive for Zach a few Christmas' ago from Dadant, and the folks there told me I was smart to contact them in December. As spring approaches, waiting lists start forming, especially when pre-ordering the bees themselves.

To get you in the "Honey Bee" mood check out the Grit Barnyard Series Guide to Backyard Bees and Honey. It's filled with wonderful information about building hives, honey extractors and so much more. Zach and I already plan on using quite a few of these helpful suggestions come spring time.

If you already have a hive, then check out The Community Buzz section where I give some helpful suggestions for overwintering bees, page 85.  (PS the photo in the upper right corner of the page is Zach using the smoker.)

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