Is Honey Organic?

Is Honey Organic?

Do you ever wonder what, exactly, is in the food you eat? If you’ve ever looked at food labels, you know that figuring out what is in your food can be daunting. Ingredient lists are a seemingly endless list of strange scientific and chemical compound names. Some...
Is Honey Kosher?

Is Honey Kosher?

Honey is a delicious treat for many. It can be sweeten foods or drinks. Some use it for medicinal purposes. But can anyone use honey? One question we see a lot is: “Is Honey Kosher?” But before we can answer that question, let’s first take a look at what...
Packaged bees require a certain level of care

Packaged bees require a certain level of care

Packaged bees require a certain level of care before they can be placed in a hive. Normally, if it is a warm day out – around 60 degrees or more with little wind and rain, you can get home and get right out to your prepared hive, shake them in and not worry about it....
Woodenware Grades for Western Bee Supplies

Woodenware Grades for Western Bee Supplies

This is a general reference of our three different grades – Select/Clear, Commercial and Budget/Economy grades for boxes. The pictures above do not represent a worst-case scenario or a best-case scenario for each grade. In fact, the sides and ends used were randomly...
Veterinary Feed Directives (VFD)

Veterinary Feed Directives (VFD)

As a beekeeper, whether you have one colony or 10,000 colonies, you will need a VFD from your veterinarian to treat your colonies for foulbrood. Western Bee can help you with this process. Below are a couple of forms you will need to take with you to your...