BEEKEEPING BLOG

Everything You (N)ever Wanted to Know About Varroa Mites

Everything You (N)ever Wanted to Know About Varroa Mites

  Hive losses? There mite be a problem!   As a beekeeper, educator, and co-owner of Bee & Bloom, the topic of honey bees comes up “organic...
Why gloves are a critical part of your beekeeping supplies, for beginners + pros alike. Bespoke Bee Supply

Well-fitting beekeeping gloves: Crucial for your beekeeping gear

Beekeeping gloves are a crucial part of your beekeeping supplies—for beginning beekeepers and pros alike. Yes, they help prevent stings, but well fitting beekeeping gloves do so much more!
Grow a beautiful garden with Mason Bees, pollinator powerhouses! Bespoke Bee Supply

How to attract and keep mason bees: Support native pollinators

Grow a beautiful garden with mason bees! These pollinator powerhouses are even more efficient than honeybees, and they're easy to attract and keep.
When should I check on my bees? Hive checks in the spring

When should I check on my bees? Hive checks in the spring

When should I check on my bees in the spring? It's a common question we get this time of year. Here, what you need to know for this spring beekeeping chore: the hive check.
How (and why) you should register your pollinator-friendly and bee-friendly garden. Bespoke Bee Supply

Register your bee-friendly garden with Bee Counted

Bee-friendly gardens at home, at your business or in your community add up to a lot of habitat for pollinators. Make sure your space is counted in this Bee Counted campaign!
Start beekeeping season by winning an 8-frame Langstroth hive. Beginning beekeeping giveaway! Ten Thousand Hour Mama

Win an 8-frame Langstroth Hive!

Even if it's snowing where you are, spring—and beekeeping season—is right around the corner. To help you prep for beekeeping season, we're doing a giveaway for a free 8-frame Langstroth Hive. Enter to win here!
Eek! Wasps are scary—especially when they're attacking your beehives. Here, 4 all-natural tips to save your honeybees.

Protect your honeybees from wasps

Eek! Wasps are scary—especially when they're attacking your beehives. Here, 4 all-natural tips to save your honeybees and keep pests out of your hive.
Keep pests out of your beehive

Keep pests out of your beehive

Ants can wreak havoc on your hive. Keep them out—and keep your colony healthy—with these five all-natural tips.
How Lean Manufacturing supports honeybees and the environment. Bespoke Bee Supply

Why does Lean Manufacturing matter to honeybees?

Lean Manufacturing helps our environmentally minded company reduce waste, cut energy and ultimately make the world a better place for bees—and the rest of us.
Your pollinator-friendly and bee-friendly garden helps protect honeybees. Here's how. Bespoke Bee Supply

Why the world needs your bee-friendly garden

When you look out your window, you may see just a small yard or even a few flowers in an unused lot. The space may look nothing like the fancy gar...
Win a handcrafted Langstroth hive, the perfect beehive for beginning beekeeping. Bespoke Beekeeping Supplies

Win a handmade Langstroth hive!

We're running a giveaway for a free handcrafted sugar pine Langstroth hive (plus a Beekeeping 101 class). Enter here and see us this week in Eugene's Good Earth Home & Garden Show for extra entries!
Beekeeping for Kids

Beekeeping for kids: Anyone, even children, can raise bees and help the environment in your garden!

When he was little, CJ Antonucci used to feed crumbs to the ants in his backyard, watching as word spread of the movable feast and more and more of the six-legged critters arrived. He’d always been fascinated by insects, he says, so it seemed like a natural next step to raise bees himself. That’s how, at 12, CJ became a young beekeeper.