Honeybees on the Homestead
Did you know I have bees on the Gubba Homestead?
That's right not one but two hives which I got a few months ago. I have a video of me unboxing them and introducing them to their new home which you can watch at Homestead Beekeeping Video Beekeeping has become one of my favorite things to do on the homestead. For the most part they thrive on their own. With all the flowers and trees in bloom they have been enjoying an abundance of pollen to collect and have built their homes well.
Both hives are now two cells tall and I added a third recently for them to move up into. So far they haven't and I'm a little disappointed as that 3rd tier will be the honey I get to collect and keep for myself. I wont be touching the other two as I want to be sure they are as well prepared as possible for the winter months being they are now in a new home.
Beekeeping is a great hobbies to take up and as long as it's allowed in your area and you're not allergic to them I highly encourage you to get a hive and take care of one yourself. It's peaceful and a great way to just bring everything to live around your home.
The pictures you see are from when I first got the hive and then when I did my first inspection of the hives. This first inspection is to just check on the hive and see if there's anything they need from me in order to help their move. A little sugar water on the side is all they needed which is a quick base for them for food as they discover the area. The queen is looking healthy and all the workers are buzzing away. One even landed on me and paid me a little visit. So far no stings! I'm not sure what it is but I feel so peaceful and safe around them and it's one of my favorite areas to visit on the homestead.
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Looks amazing, I'm especially impressed that you have no stings! They obviously think you're doing a great job taking care of them 🥰
Yes! No stings yet and they have crawled on me a good bit. I've been suiting up though if I mess with their hives. But just walking around and sitting near them they seem to just flow.
@gubbahomestead I'm a little scared of having them crawl on me, I've never been stung before so maybe I'm over thinking it. I would love to have my own Hive one day though, i'm getting quite inspired from this!🤩👏👏
Some people are allergic to them. Honestly I'm not sure if I am lol I'm hoping not! Having your own hive is so much fun. Low maintenance once the hive gets established.
@gubbahomestead I was afraid of the sting of this bee to. Im glad that they dont bite u. You have amazing photos thank for sharing.
Thank you! Glad you enjoys them 😊
Wow! Probably it's amazing (and a bit scary at the same time) to be around these wonderful creatures.
I've been watching some videos in instagram of bees being rescued from various locations including sewers.
Yes! Such a vital part of the world we live in. Feels good to have them here and doing so well. Interesting creatures for sure.
Any problem arise? like hornets raiding the beehive?
Nothing yet. But a bear is now in the area!!
so honey really do attract bears...
Very interesting article, well done!👋
Thank you glad you enjoyed it
This is the 🐝 bees knees (sorry). Beekeeping is fascinating, do you ever have to worry about medicating against disease or parasites that might effect them?
😂 it is the bees knees! So far no, the hives have been doing well and I've been checking up on them. They are thriving and doing well.
WoW!!! perfect and beautiful photos
Thank you! 😊
so cool, I love these photos!
Thanks, glad you enjoyed them! 😊
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So cool. I would love to have some bee hives one day.
It's the best!
OMG!! you look so gentle touching them. 😍
They are amazing! One of my favorite spots to spend time on the homestead 😊
Did they stinged you sis?
not yet lol
really? can't believe sis. based on what I watched months ago, they said that they wont hurt you as long as you don't hurt the queen bee hihhii.
Very cool, thanks for your blog. I am also interested in bees, that's why I visited you. This is a really interesting insect and maybe I will learn something new from you, I have several hives and this summer I already got my first honey. By the way, I often visit this site https://my-honeyextractor.com/ to learn more about bees and beekeeping, I recommend it if you have your own apiary