Inspiring Stories: Savannah of Huneebee Project

Huneebee Project is a venture based in New Haven, CT that provides transferable job skills training and employment opportunities to youth ages 15-23 with past or present child protective or foster care involvement. Youth are trained in beekeeping – they install and maintain beehives in community gardens within under-resourced neighborhoods – and power an online marketplace. Huneebee Project seeks to […]

How To Incorporate IPM (Integrated Pest Management) in your Garden or Beekeeping Practice

If I walked up to a hive the same way I walked into a greenhouse when I was an IPM specialist for an ornamental horticulture company, I’d be expecting to have to look a lot harder for bugs. I’d walk between the rows of plants—or frames of bees—finding, identifying and noting down any insects, diseases […]

Inspiring Stories: Hives for Heroes

Hives for Heroes is a national military veteran non-profit organization focusing on honey bee conservation, suicide prevention, and a healthy transition from service. Through the national network of beekeepers and veterans we provide purpose, education, and healthy relationships fostering a lifelong hobby in beekeeping. NewBEE veterans and Mentors enjoy the therapeutic process of beekeeping and […]

How I got Into Beekeeping and Tips for First Year Beekeepers

If 10 years ago you would’ve told me that I’d own a beekeeping company, I would’ve laughed so hard and called you a liar. At the ripe age of 19, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with my life and wasn’t in any rush to figure it out. I just wanted […]

Honey Recipes: Golden Milk + Stress Relief Edition

Many have heard of the amazing benefits of Golden Milk. It fights stress, boosts your mood, and helps you fall asleep and stay asleep all night. I’ve been putting it to the test and can confirm, it has definitely helped me greatly with sleep and stress relief! With the current global situation, it’s no surprise […]

Beekeeping for Beginners: Bee Stings 101

photo of bee sting lips

Being a beekeeper is one of the most rewarding and fun hobbies/careers anyone can pursue! It’s engaging and really takes you out of your comfort zone depending on what you do. However, it obviously means you’re going to get some bee stings. When I first started beekeeping, bee stings were my biggest fear. If I’m […]

15 Gifts for the Beekeepers in Your Family

Gifts for Beekeepers

The holiday season has arrived! It really is the most wonderful time of the year. However, sometimes buying gifts for loved ones can be difficult as the years pass. It’s especially difficult thinking of gifts for beekeepers! Personally, I try to only purchase very meaningful gifts or a gift that will be used often for […]

Top Gardening Books for Beginners

Vegetable Garden Books

It’s no secret that gardening is on the rise. People are starting to grow their own food and plants again for the health benefits and well because it’s fun! However, gardening can be complicated for a beginner. Books are a great way to learn all about gardening. Here are the best gardening books for the […]

How To Start a Vegetable Garden – Starting a Garden From Scratch

Starting a garden is one of the best hobbies anyone can do. Gardening has so many benefits, from helping the environment to improving mental health, it’s a hobby that everyone should consider. My favorite part of gardening is the ability to grow my very own food! I know what was used in the soil and […]

7 Essential Beekeeping Equipment that Every Beginner Needs

beekeeper brushing bee frame with beekeeping equipment

There are so many benefits to keeping bees, from the new knowledge and skill to being able to harvest your own honey and products, beekeeping is an amazing hobby to embark on. However, there is so much information out there and learning about beekeeping can quickly feel overwhelming. This is why we compiled a list […]