BEEKEEPING BLOG

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!
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.
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.
Beekeeping myths and the facts about raising bees: Backyard beekeeping // Bespoke Bee Supply

Beekeeping myths—and the truth about honeybees

Since we launched Bespoke Bee Supply, we’ve talked to a lot of people about beekeeping,
hives and honeybees. Chatting with newcomers and beeks alike is one of the best parts of our job: We get to share our passion of beekeeping for good with people from all walks of life. But the more conversations we have, the more beekeeping myths we hear.