Setting Up a Beehive Is the Hardest Part of Beekeeping — We Promise

Maintaining a beehive is not nearly as complicated or scary as some people believe. Read abut beekeeping supplies, duties and benefits in this guide to beekeeping basics.



Beekeeping
Maintaining a beehive takes fewer than eight hours a year, but is extremely rewarding.
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The north entrance of a beehive saves the bees from death in case the bottom entrance gets clogged with snow or dead leaves. This also provides better ventilation.
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At first, Carolyn Robinson would have no part of the bees. Later, she learned you can handle bees without getting stung.
ED ROBINSON
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A honey "extractor" is used to whirl the honey out of the comb.
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