Category: Instructionals

These are slightly more detailed collection of articles with specific instructions on how to do things around the apiary.

A Texan’s Guide to the Beekeeper’s Year

Here’s a VERY simple guide for activities throughout the year of a Texas beekeeper.

Beekeeping Calendar and Seasons – Springtime

What to do through the spring season in beekeeping – check out our list of simple, spring beekeeper activities.

Our First Shake Bees

We had our first “shake bee” commercial beekeeping experience – selling packages to fill hobby beekeeper’s hives this spring.

Swarm vs. Hive

We’re often asked “what’s the difference between a swarm and a hive” and “why does it matter?” This list of key features will help you differentiate the next time you’re looking at a bunch of bees.

Spring Splits

We had our first large scale spring split adventure this year. We did a combination of grafting queen cells, harvesting natural queen cells and purchasing cells from a Texas breeder. We made some mistakes, learned lots of lessons, and now have an additional 60+ hives going into the Spring.