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Making Friends with the Enemy, Winter Beekeeping

It has been a while since I have written an article for this blog.  I have been extremely busy lately with beekeeping, and non beekeeping obligations. But I am still here, still keeping bees, and really enjoying […]

Wild Honey Bee Cutout – Update 07/26/17

I could not be happier with my “wild” hive of bees.  All but one of my hives is doing well this year, but this one is by far the best.  Today, I took a picture of a […]

Wild Honey Bee Cutout – Update 07/17/17

It has been a few months since I completed the cutout on the wild hive of honeybees.  After dumping all the bees into their new box I let them sit overnight with the queen caged.  Seven days […]

Wild Honey Bee Cutout

Last Saturday I received a phone call about a hive of bees up the canyon near my home.  The man that called me said that the bees were in his favorite camping spot and he wanted to […]

Beekeeping Etiquette

Bees are awesome little creatures.  It would be hard to imagine a world without them, but the reality is there are many diseases that are threatening their existence.  Because of the seriousness of these threats, many people […]

Swarm Lure Giveaway – 5 days left!

Hello Everyone, I just want to remind everybody to get their names in for the swarm lure drawing that will be held on April 24th. In two clicks you can get your name in the drawing by simply […]

Close up picture of a red flower in the foreground with 5 swarm traps in the background.

Swarm Trap Update 4/12/17

Today I was able to get out and set up some swarm traps.  I set out five today and four a week ago. I wish I would have set these traps out a little earlier.  I am […]

Types of Beehives for Beekeeping

There are many types of beehives available to choose from.  One of the very first steps in becoming a beekeeper is choosing which type of beehive is best for you. Do not think that one hive is better […]

Keep it in the Hive: The Importance of Propolis

Proplis plays a critical role in keeping a hive of honeybees healthy.  Propolis is the superglue and medicine of the beekeeping world.  The bees use it to seal off entrances against intruders and to Inhibit fungal and […]

Video – How to Build a Beelining Box

This year I plan on doing a lot of swarm trapping.  I have a goal of having 10 hives by the end of the summer.  With that, I want to find some feral honey bee colonies with […]

Swarm Lure Giveaway

Win a FREE bottle of Swarm Commander Hello everyone, this is Steven Tervort.  I will be holding a drawing for a 2 oz. bottle of Swarm Commander’s swarm lure (a $30 dollar value).  I will draw names […]