Matthew Davies Blog

Myths About Mason Bees

Before I, Matthew Davies, started beekeeping, ten years ago, I didn’t realize there were so many different types of bees. Most people call them honeybees. I was familiar with honeybee, of courses. As I started researching my hobby, I quickly learned that much like there are different breeds of horses, dogs, cats and cows, there…
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Save Lives, Monitor Your Hives!

The main goal of beekeepers is to keep their bees healthy and safe. Naturally, beekeepers are concerned with the health of humans who consume the bees’ honey and the environment as well. Consistent monitoring of hives is important for a variety of reasons, including to minimize the risk of spreading to neighboring colonies or even…
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Everything You Need to Know to Start Beekeeping

Perhaps you’ve heard a friend talking about beekeeping, or you’ve read news articles about the demise of bee population and the importance of beekeeping. Or perhaps you simply love honey. Matthew Davies and I happen to love beekeeping (in addition to many other things); given the dramatic drop in bee populations and other challenges in…
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