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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(…)

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(…)

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(…)

7 Plants to Help Honey Production

Use these seven plants to help your bees with honey production. When you’re beekeeping, you’re looking to extract honey from the hive. You can actually help your bees by planting bee-friendly plants. These plants can help the bees produce more honey, which you can then extract and jar. Certain plants can even affect the taste of the honey. Bees look for flowers that produce a lot of nectar and pollen.(…)

Beehive Inspection

Inspecting your beehive is an important part of making sure your apiary is healthy, productive, and well-maintained. But if you’re just starting out as a beekeeper, it can be hard to know what to do or what to look for. Blain’s Farm & Fleet will help you inspect your hive and get the most out of your bees. Pick a nice, calm summer day to check your beehive. Always wear(…)

Hobby Farm Small Animals

Hobby farming can be rewarding but it’s important to select the right animals for you. You have to consider what you’re hoping to produce on your farm. You have to think about how much work you want to put into your livestock. We give you some examples of great starter animals for your hobby farm. Chickens Chickens are widely considered to be the best animals to start with on a(…)

Who’s Who: Meet Your Bee Colony

Learn about the different duties performed by each member of your bee colony. You’ve heard the phrase “busy bee” many times, but have you ever stopped to think how busy a bee colony is? Now that you’re starting your own beekeeping hive, it’s best to know what roles the bees play. Bee Colony Member: Queen Bee Presenting Her Majesty the Queen! The queen bee is the only adult, mated female(…)

What Beekeeping Supplies Do I Need?

Thinking about starting your own beehive? We’ve got the beekeeping supplies to get you started! It may seem daunting, the list of beekeeping supplies you will need. However, when you break it down, you will find that everything is necessary before you get started. The first thing you’re going to need is the hive and frames to house the bees. Langstroth beehives are the standard beehives used by many experienced(…)

What’s the Buzz? Why Try Beekeeping?

Beekeeping has been rediscovered with the resurgence of local food movements and an interest in hobby farming. Beekeeping, as a hobby, is growing all over the US. You too can start your own bee hive in your backyard. Check out our blog so you too can get some sweet rewards. Bees can thrive in both rural and urban areas. Many large cities, such as Chicago and New York City, allow(…)


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