I have a huge mass of bees hanging from a tree in my backyard. What is it?

What is honey?

Are honey bees dangerous?

What are killer bees? Are they coming here?

How do I get started in beekeeping?

Welcome to the wonderful, amazing, fascinating world of beekeeping

     Honey bees have fascinated humans ever since the first cave man found a wild honey bee hive and discovered what honey was and how good it tasted. Man has been searching for ways to keep honey bees and obtain their delicious honey ever since. At first men just went into wild hives, and took the honey from the bees, but they soon found out that this was a very painful way of obtaining honey. They started raising bees in "skeps" which were made of straw. This too was very painful. In the 1800's a man by the name of Langstroth invented the modern hive with it's interchangeable parts. That along with the invention of the beesuit and smoker, now allowed men to manage hives and get maximum honey production almost without pain and also allowed the bees to live from year to year, without being killed, which was often done with the older methods.

What is a honey bee?

How is honey removed from the hive?

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please "Bee"mail us.

North Forty Apiaries Located at
4 North Forty Rd. Woodbury, CT 06798

Owner Jon Quint checking a hive.

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How do I remove a honey bee hive from my house?

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God Bless our Military
Active honey bee hive
We are officially retired from active beekeeping. We no longer have honey for sale, and no longer remove honey bee hives from inappropriate locations. We are leaving this Web site up for informational purposes, and will be glad to answer any questions you might have. Please free free to email or call us. Thank you for all the business over the past 26 years.