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How to Brew Mead from Your Beehive’s Honey

Mead is a wine made from honey instead of grapes. It was the liquor of the Greek gods and is thought by scholars to be the oldest form of alcoholic beverage. In early England and until about 1600, mead [more…]

How to Make Beeswax Candles

Beeswax candles are desirable; unlike paraffin, they don’t drip, don’t sputter, and don’t smoke, but they do burn a long time. You can make three basic types of candles from beeswax: rolled, dipped, and [more…]

Choosing the Type of Honey You Will Harvest from Your Beehive

What style of honey do you plan to harvest from your beehive? You have several different options. Each impacts what kind of honey harvesting equipment you purchase, because specific types of honey can [more…]

Choosing Equipment for Extracting Honey from Your Beehive

When you’re ready for your honey bees to start producing honey from your beehive, you need to get hold of the appropriate kind of honey-extracting equipment. Tools are available from beekeeping suppliers [more…]

How to Brand and Sell Your Own Honey

As a beekeeper, you may want to sell your honey. And you may want to give some advanced thought to the branding you’ll put on it. Selling your honey can create a nice little supplement to your regular [more…]

How to Know When to Harvest Honey from Your Beehive

Generally speaking, beekeepers harvest their honey at the conclusion of a substantial nectar flow and when the beehive is filled with cured and capped honey. Conditions and circumstances vary greatly across [more…]

How to Remove the Bees from the Honey Supers in Your Beehive

Regardless what style of honey you decide to harvest, you must remove the bees from the honey supers before you can extract or remove the honey. You’ve heard the old adage, “Too many cooks spoil the broth [more…]

How to Extract Honey From Your Beehive

Extracting honey is easier to do when the honey is still warm from the beehive as it flows much more freely. Follow this procedure when extracting honey from your hive frames: [more…]

How to Extract Wax From Your Beehive

When you extract honey, the cappings that you slice off represent your major wax harvest for the year. You’ll probably get one or two pounds of wax for every 100 pounds of honey that you harvest. This [more…]

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