Welcome to Mama's Homestead Beekeeping!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you can learn from me. If you have any questions about beekeeping, please send me a message using the "Contact Me" Page at the top of my website. I have been a beekeeper since 1998. I don't know everything yet, but I will try to answer any questions you have. I would love to hear from you. Talk to you soon!

How to Light a Bee Smoker

How to Light a Bee Smoker Just like starting a fire in the fireplace or a campfire, when lighting a bee smoker, start with easily burning materials … [Read more...]

Beekeeping Equipment and Uses

Beekeeping Equipment As you get ready to keep bees, there is some important equipment you will need to get started.  This the equipment I would … [Read more...]

Honey Bee Jobs: Her Royal Highness, the Queen

Honey Bee Jobs: Queen Bee Pictured: Queen in queen cage with her attendees  We call the queen "Her Royal Highness" because, frankly, she is … [Read more...]

Honey Bee Jobs: Workers and Drones

Honey Bee Jobs: Drones and Workers Pictured: Worker bees emerging from a hive. When learning beekeeping, one of the most important things to learn … [Read more...]

Beekeeping with Kids

  Spend time beekeeping with your kids. Pictured: Husband (Chris) and Daughter (Hannah) suiting up for beekeeping A few years ago, my … [Read more...]

Beekeeping: What I Have Learned

Beekeeping! Pictured: This is my daughter, suiting up to help with the bees. I've been beekeeping since 1998.  When I started out, I knew … [Read more...]

Beekeeping Class: The Honeybee, the Hive, and the Beekeeper

Mama’s Homestead offers Beekeeping Classes to people who live in the Northeastern Columbus, Ohio area.  This class is created for two … [Read more...]

Natural Cosmetic Uses for Honey

I love to use natural products on my hair and skin.  Here are some fun Natural Cosmetic Uses for Honey! Honey Facial Toner: In a blender … [Read more...]