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Tag: Honey Bees

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(…)

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(…)

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.(…)

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin is Buzzing About Beekeeping!

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.

Can I Have Bees in My Backyard?

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,(…)

Get the Buzz on Beekeeping!

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!

What Does a Bee Smoker Do?

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,(…)

Easy Recipes With Honey

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(…)

Fall Beekeeping Tasks Checklist

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(…)

Harvesting Honey From Your Hive

You can enjoy the sweet rewards of beekeeping by harvesting honey. An apiary full of beehives means two things: beeswax and honey. As a beekeeper, your hard work of caring for your bees pays off with the sweet reward of honey. September is the best month to start harvesting honey. If you’re a first year beekeeper, you’ll probably only have a small amount of honey to harvest. A new bee(…)

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