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“Bees In The Boo” – Assembling Your Backyard Beehive “Super”/Box

It’s Just Like Christmas When the Courier Arrives With Your Backyard Beekeeping Supplies It’s always such a pleasure to receive actual mail these days even if it has been “me” generated.   You can’t tell us that you won’t be excited when the courier guy/gal arrives on your doorstep with all those boxes of beekeeping supplies.  […]

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“Bees In The Boo” – Changing the Bylaws for Backyard Beekeeping

Honey Bees Not Allowed on Residential 1 Zoned Properties? Most people who purchase acre+ property outside a municipality in the Cariboo (Cariboo Regional District) believe that they can have a horse, chickens, small livestock—and even honey bees.  At least that is what we thought—WRONG.  Everything is based on the zoning of your property, not how […]

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“Bees In The Boo” – Your Backyard Beekeeping Shopping List

Backyard Beekeeping with Roger and Denese What to Order When Getting Started in Backyard Beekeeping WOW, that was a LOT of reading in the last few posts, but HOPEFULLY you’ve learned enough to decide what you’re going to order to get started in this beekeeping thing.  REMEMBER, not everyone’s “grocery” list is going to be […]

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“Bees In The Boo” – Honey Bee Feeders For Backyard Beekeeping

Backyard Beekeeping with Roger and Denese Feeding Your Bees Throughout Spring With “Feeders” Will your backyard honey bees need a “Feeder”? You usually receive your nucs/hives in mid to late May here in the Cariboo.  The dandelions are becoming more plentiful, but your flower beds and gardens are most definitely not blooming up a storm—that’s […]

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“Bees In The Boo” – Choosing Frames and Foundations For Your Backyard Beehive

Backyard Beekeeping with Roger and Denese Beehive Frames and Foundations for a Backyard Beekeeper YYYIIIIPPPPEEEEE, only a few more posts and you’ll be able to retire that credit card.  Unfortunately, this is not going to be a “cheap” post.  It deals with frames and foundation and once again you’ll have to make some choices.  Which […]

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“Bees In The Boo” – Home Shopping For Beehive Components

Backyard Beekeeping with Roger and Denese Necessary Components For Your Backyard Beehive Now that we have our fun “fashionista” shopping completed, it’s time to tackle some home shopping—all the components that make up the beehive where your gals will live.  In the Cariboo most people keep their honey bees in Langstroth hives rather than top […]

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“Bees in the Boo” – Beekeeper Fashionista Hats, Veils, and Suits

Backyard Beekeeping with Roger and Denese  ”Fashionista”  Beekeepers in 100 Mile House Is there such a thing as a “fashionista” in 100 Mile House?  If there is, then it wouldn’t be me.  Usually I am the gal running into the store in my yoga pants, hair in a ponytail, dirty sneakers on trying to tackle […]

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“Bees in the Boo” – Ordering Beekeeping Supplies: Hive Tools, Brushes, and Smokers

Backyard Beekeeping with Roger and Denese Online Shopping for Beekeeping Supplies We are computer shoppers.   Absolutely LOVE the stuff you can buy online that isn’t available locally.  And as many of you are probably aware, there aren’t exactly a huge number of beekeeping stores in the Cariboo.  So with Baileys and hot chocolate in hand […]

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“Bees in the Boo” – Ordering Nucs for Beginner Backyard Beekeepers

Backyard Beekeeping with Roger and Denese Beginner Beekeepers – When Do You Order, and Will it be a Nuc or a Hive? In this instant gratification world, it’s hard to order something in November and then have to wait six months until it arrives in May.  The 100 Mile Bee Group puts its nuc and […]

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“Bees in the Boo” – Resources for Beginner Backyard Beekeepers

Backyard Beekeeping with Roger and Denese Beginner Beekeepers – Where do You Start? The weekend course Roger took just whet his appetite for honey bees.  There was so much to learn and do even before our gals arrived and even more after.  And as I indicated in our last blog post, there are so many […]

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