This past summer, beehives were set up at Blain Supply to help educate associates on the honey bee process and to test out some of the beekeeping supplies sold in our stores. Associates were able to watch the bees’ progress and help extract honey from the hive. We were thrilled to see our hives did so well over the summer and surprised to see them create so much honey their(…)
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(…)
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(…)
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(…)
Learn about the pros and cons of using a queen excluder in your beehive. When it comes to beekeeping it’s important to know about all the different pieces of beekeeping equipment. From frame lifters to smokers, every piece plays a role in successful beekeeping. A queen excluder is no exception. Beekeepers have varying opinions on queen excluders–if they’re necessary or if they’re good for the bees and the hive. With(…)
Learn how to start your own bee colony with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Beekeeping is a fun hobby with sweet rewards. Whether you’re buying bees for the first time, or you want to expand your hive, you have a few options for starting a new bee colony. Know the Members of Your Bee Colony First, you need to know about the different members of your bee colony.(…)
To start your beehive, you need to know where to buy bees. Backyard beekeeping is a fun hobby with great rewards like honey and beeswax. With all the right beekeeping supplies, you’ll be well on your way to creating the apiary of your dreams. One of the last things you’ll need? Bees! If you’re new to beekeeping, you may not know where to buy bees. Blain’s Farm & Fleet is(…)
A local bee expert hosted a beekeeping seminar at Blain’s Farm & Fleet of Chippewa Falls, Wis. Those in attendance learned about the benefits of honeybees, and how to get started with their own hives.
Find out if backyard beekeeping is the right hobby for you. Backyard beekeeping is an ever-growing hobby with sweet rewards. From urban backyards to hobby farms, beekeepers are setting up apiaries everywhere. However, it’s important to know if you can actually have bees in your backyard. It’s also important to have adequate space for your hives and everything that goes with them. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet,(…)
Backyard beekeeping is rising in popularity–you can make your own honey, right with bees in your backyard. From beehives to beekeeping clothes, Blain’s Farm & Fleet has all the beekeeping supplies you need to get started. Enjoy the simple hobby with sweet rewards!