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Bee Keeping

  • 2 Ways to Split a Bee Colony

    Expand your urban hive and give your bees some growing room with these two splitting methods.

  • 5 Questions to Ask Before Keeping Bees

    Urban beekeeping is all the rage, but don’t blindly jump in. Ask yourself these questions before starting your hive.

  • 5 Things You Can Do This Winter to Help Save the Bees

    As bees take their winter snooze, beekeepers and urban gardeners can join forces to help keep the honey flowing.

  • 8 Bees to I.D.

    Not every bee is a Honey bee. Take a look at other bees that could be pollinating in your backyard.

  • Bee and Hive Problems

    Keep your Honey bees healthy by learning about mites and other problems that infest bee hives.

  • Beekeeping Conferences

    Develop your beekeeping skills by attending conferences and workshops to learn from industry experts.

  • How to Harvest Honey

    You’ve nurtured and coddled your Honey bees to maturity. Now that the hive is a-buzz, follow these five easy steps to harvest your long-awaited honey.

  • How to Remove a Bee Stinger

    Don't waste time panicking if you're stung by one of your bees. Read this and know what to do right away.

  • How to start an Urban Beehive

    Here's how to make your first urban beehive a success.

  • Safe Urban Beekeeping

    Urban beekeeping doesn’t have to be a scary experience for you and your neighbors. By taking precautions, your bees can thrive within city limits.


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