Learning Center

How to Become a Beekeeper

Congratulations on your interest in the hobby of beekeeping. We are certain you will find beekeeping an enjoyable and rewarding hobby that can be shared by young and older alike. Not only will you receive the obvious reward of a naturally sweet honey crop, but also the little known benefits to the backyard garden. Learn more about becoming a beekeeper.

Keeping Healthy Bees

The goal at Mann Lake is to help the beekeeper. We are on the forefront of research and development in the beekeeping industry; our information is backed up by scientific and field research in real hives just like yours. It can be detrimental to a beekeeper and the hive to use illegal treatments. Learn more about healthy bees.

Candle Making

Candles add a special atmosphere and can be a year around accessory to any room you wish to “warm up”. They are not just for the dining room table anymore and they make wonderful gift ideas. Nothing compares to that warm feeling you get when you say you made it yourself. Learn more about candle making.


How to Install your Package Bees

You have bees coming… Now what? Here is a great video by Jim Kloek that will teach you how to install your new bees and queen into your hive.


Checking for Queen Acceptance

Now that you have installed your new queen and bees, you will want to check to see she has been accepted. Jim Kloek shows what evidence to look for even if you do not see the queen.

Byproduct from Hops Production Effective Against Varroa Mites