Tag: Honey Bees
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(…)
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 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(…)
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.(…)
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!
A bee smoker is a vital tool for successful backyard beekeeping. One of the biggest parts of beekeeping is tending to your hives. Bees can be temperamental, especially when they feel like they’re being attacked or their hive is being invaded. Using a bee smoker is the best way to keep your bees calm, and keep yourself from getting stung. Smoke’s Affect on Bees When bees think they’re being attacked,(…)
Every meal can be a sweet treat when you use these recipes with honey. One of the best parts of beekeeping is the sweet reward of honey. Honey is great on its own, but there are plenty of fun and easy recipes with honey. Once you’ve harvested honey from your beehives, you can start using the sticky goodness with these recipes with honey from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Breakfast Recipes(…)
Follow these fall beekeeping tasks to get your honey bees ready for winter. Fall is a busy time for beekeepers. It’s the time to prepare your hives for the cold winter ahead. With help from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can get your hive ready for the first cold snap with our fall beekeeping tasks checklist. 1. Put a mouse guard on the hive entrance – This should come as no(…)