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  1. Tips on treating your hive for mites Tips on treating your hive for mites

    Tips on treating your hive for mites

    Our professional beekeeper offers tips on treating mites in your hive. By Miller Manufacturing Company 

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  2. Why Bees? Why we should care about saving the bees Why Bees? Why we should care about saving the bees

    Why Bees? Why we should care about saving the bees

    A case for conservation By Miller Manufacturing Company 

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  3. Installing bees into a Little Giant 10-Frame Hive Installing bees into a Little Giant 10-Frame Hive

    Installing bees into a Little Giant 10-Frame Hive

    Two first-time beekeepers from Miller Manufacturing’s Product Engineering team install the bees into one of two hives on the land near our Glencoe, MN manufacturing facility. A simple hobby with…

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  4. Bee Installation with Dan, Miller CEO Bee Installation with Dan, Miller CEO

    Bee Installation with Dan, Miller CEO

    Miller Manufacturing CEO, Dan Ferrise, is an amateur beekeeper, too! Here you will see his first install of two Little Giant 10-frame Langstroth Hives. By Miller Manufacturing Company 

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  5. Spring Inspection of Little Giant® Beehive Spring Inspection of Little Giant® Beehive

    Spring Inspection of Little Giant® Beehive

    Miller CEO, Dan Ferrise, examines his hives approximately one month after the bee install. Plenty of capped brood, eggs, and larvae are present in the Little Giant® 10-frame hive body!…

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  6. Benefits of Honey Benefits of Honey

    Benefits of Honey

    Did you know honey has benefits other than just being a fantastic sweetener? It’s true! By Miller Manufacturing Company 

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  7. Little Giant Beekeeping Supplies Little Giant Beekeeping Supplies

    Little Giant Beekeeping Supplies

    A look at some of our most popular beekeeping items. By Miller Manufacturing Company 

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  8. Runnings Bee Package Details Runnings Bee Package Details

    Runnings Bee Package Details

    Congratulations on your purchase of live honeybees! What should I do while I am waiting for my bees to arrive? Because you have purchased live bees, it is assumed you…

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  9. I Brought My Bees Home… Now What? I Brought My Bees Home… Now What?

    I Brought My Bees Home… Now What?

    Tips on how to load your hive with your new bees, and how to care for your new hive the first 30 days:

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  10. Why Bees?

    Why Bees?

     Keeping bees might be simpler than you think! Beekeeping is a simple hobby with sweet rewards! The world that bees create inside of their hives is largely self­-sufficient, requiring monitoring…

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  11. How-To: Honey Extraction With Little Giant How-To: Honey Extraction With Little Giant

    How-To: Honey Extraction With Little Giant

    Watch and learn as employees of Miller Manufacturing harvest honey from their hives at the manufacturing and distribution center in Glencoe, MN.

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  12. Bees in the Hive Bees in the Hive

    Bees in the Hive

    For those of you who have been following my “Adventures in Beekeeping” this is the second installment – with the Hiving of my Bees! As I had mentioned before, I…

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  13. Create A Bee Garden – Quick Tips Create A Bee Garden – Quick Tips

    Create A Bee Garden – Quick Tips

    Bonus: Download this ‘Bee Friendly Gardening’ Poster set, consisting of 3 pages of tips. Download Now » Are you interested in attracting bees to your garden? An increasing number of…

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  14. Adventures in Beekeeping Adventures in Beekeeping

    Adventures in Beekeeping

    Have you ever noticed how your interests change based on what you’re exposed to? For example, living in Minnesota I’m much more likely to become a Twins or Vikings fan…

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  15. Beekeeping Myths & FAQs Beekeeping Myths & FAQs

    Beekeeping Myths & FAQs

    Beekeeping Myths Myth: Bees are aggressive and will attack near their hive Fact: For the most part, the honey bees you’ll be working with have been bred to be docile…

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  16. Complete Little Giant® Beehive Complete Little Giant® Beehive

    Complete Little Giant® Beehive

    Ready to setup your new Little Giant® Beehive? Find out here about each of the components, what you need to do to prepare for your bees, and more!

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  17. Timeline for the Beekeeper Timeline for the Beekeeper

    Timeline for the Beekeeper

    New to beekeeping? Use this helpful timeline as a guide for taking care of your bees. Prep Hive(s) by painting, etc January February Choose a location for your hives. Be…

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  18. Bee Prepared – Getting Started with Bee Keeping Bee Prepared – Getting Started with Bee Keeping

    Bee Prepared – Getting Started with Bee Keeping

    Thinking about keeping bees? It might be simpler than you think! The world that bees create inside of their hives is largely self-sufficient, requiring monitoring more than intervention, and requiring…

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