• Beekeeping for Beginners

    Sweet Survival: How to Make a Candy Board for Overwintering Bees

    Bees work so hard throughout the year, preparing themselves for the long winter and to make it to the next spring. They need to collect as much pollen and nectar as they possibly can throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Without enough stored, they won’t be able to make it to the next year. Enter the candy board! It’s one of the ways that beekeepers can use to help their bees have enough supplies throughout the winter and into spring. What is a candy board? A candy board is a supplemental food source placed inside a beehive to provide sustenance…

  • Beekeeping for Beginners

    Beekeeping for Beginners: How Many Bee Hives per Acre?

    Bees are the unsung heroes of agriculture, tirelessly pollinating our crops and ensuring the abundance of fruits and vegetables we enjoy. If you’re considering starting a beekeeping venture, one of the first questions you may have is, “How many bee hives should I have per acre?” Let’s dive into this sweet topic! The Golden Rule: 2 Hives per Acre A common rule of thumb in beekeeping is to have approximately 2 hives per acre of land. This guideline is a great starting point for most beekeepers and offers a balanced approach between supporting your bees and maximizing honey production.  However,…