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Dear Beekeeping Enthusiast,

There’s just something about honey. Something that makes it special.

Maybe it’s the fact that it’s an insect that creates a food product that’s enjoyed by millions of humans every year. (400 million pounds are consumed every year in the America alone)

Maybe it’s the wonder that an insect can create something that’s so sweet and tasty.

Whatever it is, you and I both know that honey is an extra-special food.

Maybe that’s why there are as many as 200,000 beekeepers in the United States, most of which are hobbyists.

And that’s probably why you are here on this page… wishing you, too, could join the crowd and start beekeeping.

But when it comes to beekeeping…

Many People Don’t Know Where To Start!

You may have dreams in your head about your own honeybee colony. But you may have had questions and problems pop into your mind just as quickly.

It can be a little overwhelming and discouraging!

“If only there was an all-in-one resource that would teach me all I need to know to get started with beekeeping,” you might be wishing.

I have good news for you: now there is a resource just like that!
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Just one more food source from the backyard, I’m not showing a “how to video”, more of “what I’m doing video”. This is only our second year with this hive. I just thought I would take you along this summer on our attempt to get some honey

John from takes a organic bee keeping class to learn how to keep bees naturally without the use of chemicals and smokers. In this episode you will learn about three different types of hives, and which is best to keep bees so they will be more calm. In addition, John will share the best way to get a new colony of bees going. You will also learn about Organic Beekeeping 101, which is one of the best DVDs to purchase if you want to start organic beekeeping.

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DVD: The life cycle of a honey bee is presented as an example of complete metamorphosis, the development of an insect from egg to larva, then pupa, then adult. Moths, butterflies and wasps also develop with complete metamorphosis. Some aspects of beekeeping are also discussed. A resource for teaching the life cycle of insects. More science videos:

In this episode of Good to Grow Scott McGillivray takes Sabrina and the girls to visit a honey bee farm where they learn all about how bees make honey.



Scott McGillivray is a full-time real estate investor, contractor, television host, writer, and educator. He is best-known as the host of HGTV’s hit series, Income Property.

Sir David Attenborough visits Malaysia to take a closer look at the life of the world’s largest honey bees. When one sting can lead to a thousand very quickly in a very defensive colony of killer bees, Sir David is quite keen to make a good impression!. Amazing video from BBC animal and wildlife show ‘Life in the Undergrowth’.

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The Honey Bee Dance Language Explained:

Being a queen is about more than royal jelly:
Mao, Wenfu, Mary A. Schuler, and May R. Berenbaum. “A dietary phytochemical alters caste-associated gene expression in honey bees.”Science advances 1.7 (2015): e1500795

Multiple phenotypes coming from the same genetics (like workers and queens) is called “polyphenism”

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