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National Pollinator Week June 18th – 24th, 2018!

Do you realize the impact humans are having on the Earth’s environment as we continue to build, build, and build without even bating an eyelash? It’s no secret that as the world continues to industrialize, more and more land has been converted into office buildings, amusement parks, and shopping malls. At what cost? Well, according to an article from The Guardian, Earth has lost about half of its wildlife over(…)

Tips for Painting Your Beehive

Follow these tips for painting your beehives from Miller Manufacturing and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. With snow and ice on the ground, it’s tough to think about preparing for spring. But, did you know it’s actually the time to order your bees? It’s that time of year to plan for your new or expanding apiary. After you place your order for bees, it’s time to think about buying any new or(…)

Picking the Type of Honey You’ll Harvest From Your Beehives

Learn about the different types of honey you can harvest with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Beekeeping is the hobby with sweet rewards – especially honey. If you’re new to beekeeping, you might not know that you actually have a few options as to which kind of honey you can harvest from the hive. Each kind requires different honey harvesting tools and supplies. If  you have multiple beehives, you can even(…)

Learn About Bearding and Beekeeping

Learn about bearding and beekeeping with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you’re new to beekeeping, you might notice your bees clustering around the front of their hive. It’s actually a normal thing that a strong colony of bees do, called “bearding.” However, bees gathering around the front of the hive can also indicate swarming. Learn more about bearding, swarming and caring for your bees with Blain’s Farm(…)

How Many Beehives Should I Start With?

Determine how many beehives you should start with using these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you’re a beginner at beekeeping, you might wonder how many beehives you should start with. You might be unsure if you can handle more than one hive at a time, or if you’ll produce enough honey and wax with just one hive. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can figure(…)

Beekeeping in the Winter

Learn about beekeeping in the winter with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. While most bee activity goes on during the warmer months, your hive will keep buzzing through the winter. There are even a few winter beekeeping tasks to follow throughout the cold months. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn about beekeeping in the winter. What Happens in the Hive? Once the temperatures drop into the(…)

How to Clean and Render Beeswax

Learn how to clean and render beeswax with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Beekeeping has plenty of rewards: helping the bee population, organic honey and of course, beeswax. At the end of the beekeeping season, you’ll probably be left with plenty of beeswax. By learning how to clean and render beeswax, you can have clean beeswax that’s ready to use for lip balms, candles and more. Follow these(…)

How to Combat Beehive Robbing

Learn how to combat beehive robbing with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Beekeeping is the fun hobby with sweet rewards. However, sometimes a beehive can be attacked by invader bees from another hive, which is called beehive robbing. Learn how to stop invader bees from robbing your hives with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. When Invaders Attack the Hive Invader bees will typically attack a hive(…)

When to Feed Your Backyard Bees

Learn all about feeding your backyard bees with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Considering that bees feed on plant nectar, you’d think you wouldn’t have to feed your bees. You should not feed your bees while bees are in honey production or you have honey supers in place. However, sometimes there are circumstances where your bees will need your help. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn(…)

Why Bees are Good for Your Garden

Find out how your garden can benefit from backyard beekeeping. With backyard beekeeping, you get the sweet rewards of homegrown honey and beeswax. But did you know that your flower and vegetable gardens can also benefit from beekeeping? With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn about why bees are good for your garden. Masters of Pollination Bees are known as nature’s best pollinators. Without them, we(…)

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