How to tell if you actually have a honey bee swarm on your property
Since becoming a beekeeper, I've found myself being tagged in Facebook posts from homeowners who believe they have a "swarm" of honey bees needing to be removed. As any beekeeper could tell you, we jump at the chance to save and take them away, but so far, 100% of my calls have neither been a swarm or honey bees at all. I'm hoping this post will help change that!
Free downloadable no spray sign design for your bees
In Massachusetts at least, some counties do pesticide and herbicide spraying all over town in order to help combat the mosquito population and keep diseases at bay. Eversource, the electric company, also sends out notices to towns when they're ready to spray their power line easements for similar things.
One of the many reasons Jay and I decided to purchase land with so much acreage was so that we could eventually build a little homestead - a homestead where we could teach our future children the importance of self sustainability, hard work, and the growing up wild lifestyle we wish for them to have.