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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(…)

Chat with Bee Experts at Select Blain’s Farm & Fleet Stores

Beekeeping is a fun hobby with sweet rewards. If you’re interested in starting your own hive, or you just want to learn more about beekeeping, you can chat with bee experts at the following Blain’s Farm & Fleet locations on Saturday, January 21, 2017. At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you’ll find everything you need to start beekeeping. From beehives to beekeeping clothing, you can become a beekeeper right in your(…)

Bees Buzzing at Blain Supply

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(…)

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(…)

Should I Use a Queen Excluder?

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(…)

How to Start a New Bee Colony

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.(…)


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