A Look into Home Beekeeping

Beekeeping at home is a fun and rewarding hobby. Honey bees can produce a lot of honey plus bee wax and even beginner beekeepers will enjoy the fruits of their label in just one season.

To be successful in beekeeping, it is important to become familiar with beekeeping seasons and what is to be expected during each one. We’ll touch on all four seasons in this guide.


In the springtime the bees are waking up from their winter nap. It is time for you, as the beekeeper, to do hive inspections and monitor diseases and that the queen is still there and producing eggs. During this time of year you will also add an extra section to the hive which is named a super if the bees need more room. Lastly, on spring you need to dose the bee hive with medications.


In summer you will be adding more frames (also called a super) to your hive to grab the honey that your bees will be start producing. You will also be harvesting honey during this season. One point to consider when harvesting honey is that it is wise to harvest when all the frames are fully filled with good honey and one-half of the cells are capped with wax.


Make sure you get your bees prepared for winter. During the fall months you need to feed your bee’s sugar water so they make it through winter. Be sure to inspect your bee hive to make sure the queen is free of diseases and healthy. It can be necessary to cover your hive in winter.

The winter

Honey bees are actually very self sufficient. They winter over by themselves very well provided you did your fall activities correctly. At this time of year, you might want to take a break and begin to prepare your hive for spring.

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