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  • How to Control Bee Mites
    How to Control Bee Mites
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    Honey bees are an important part of the environment because they are responsible for pollination. They play an important role in the agricultural sector and are also a source of income for the beekeepers. Beekeeping has now become quite popular and many people consider keeping an apiary for their livelihood.

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  • How Long Do Varroa Mites Live?
    How Long Do Varroa Mites Live?
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    Varroa mites are a parasite of the honey bees – where there are honey bees, there are Varroa mites. A beekeeper should always keep an eye for this parasite because it is a very nasty infestation that can destroy an entire colony of bees. These tiny parasites initially attack a bee colony externally. They place themselves on the larvae or brood and even on the adult bees. Varroa mites feed on hemolymph present in the circulatory system and make the brood and the bees susceptible to diseases.

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  • What Does The Varroa Mite Do To Bees?
    What Does The Varroa Mite Do To Bees?
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    Varroa mites can destroy colonies of bees and they can go undetected for a long time. Hence it is necessary to keep bee vigilant of these sangerous parasites else they can consume the colony of bees in no time.

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  • Homemade Treatment For Varroa Mites
    Homemade Treatment For Varroa Mites
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    Varroa mite treatment is important to make sure you do not face any loss because of these creatures. The first thing that comes in mind when talking about controlling varroa mites is the commercially sold products. But Varroa mites can also be controlled using homemade mite treatment alternatives. Homemade treatment for mites is considered safer in comparison to chemical products. If you are facing problems related to Varroa mites and looking for the best homemade varroa mite treatment,...

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  • How Bees Make Honey?
    How Bees Make Honey?
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    Honey Bees are known for their efficiency. One can compare the working efficiency of honey bees to that of a man. In a beehive, each bee is assigned with a special task which results in the smooth functioning of the whole system of collecting nectar and making honey and the honeycomb. Honey is prepared by a particular type of bee called Apis mellifera. On an average a beehive consists of 40000 to 50000 bees, most of the bees in a hive are workers who keep on collecting nectar and pollens...

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  • Does Harvesting Honey Affect The Bees Negatively?
    Does Harvesting Honey Affect The Bees Negatively?
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    Many beekeepers, especially beginners, are hounded by the thought that collecting honey from the bees can be a problem for the colony. And while there is a possibility that your colony can be negatively affected after a harvest, this can be avoided. Beekeepers have to be sensitive towards the needs of the colony and over time, they develop an idea about how much honey their colony would require to survive. Honey becomes the main source of food for honey bees when there are no more flowers...

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  • When To Treat Bees For Mites?
    When To Treat Bees For Mites?
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    The mites are pretty common in the world of bees. They can spread over colonies, attaching themselves to bees. Varroa mites are the one that can really hurt the bees. When the infestation is low, colonies show very few symptoms. But as the mite population rises, symptoms become more obvious. It can ultimately lead to a drop in the honey bee population. A lot of products and procedures are available that can help you reduce or eradicate Varroa mites populaces. But how you apply those methods,...

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  • Tips To Build A Beehive At Home
    Tips To Build A Beehive At Home
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    If you want to get into beekeeping, but just as a hobbyist, try to do it at home. You can build a beehive in your backyard. But if you don't know what you are doing, things might become troublesome. Bees have always been around. And beekeeping is an old practice of obtaining honey. It came into existence so people won't have to go out for honey. With time, beekeepers have managed to perfect the art of keeping bees.

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  • How To Feed Sugar Water To Bees?
    How To Feed Sugar Water To Bees?
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    Think about feeding sugar water to cute little bees. It makes a very pretty picture. However, while some experts advise not to feed the bees, some believe bees must be fed in particular cases. It could be done to give a boost to new bees or help the beehive during the winter times. Adding sugar with water is the first thing many new beekeepers begin with. If bees already have natural nectar or stored honey, do not use sugar water. If you feed them sugar water without requirement, they might...

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  • Guide to Small Hive Beetle Traps and Treatment
    Guide to Small Hive Beetle Traps and Treatment
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    Protecting your apiary from pest infestations and diseases is one of the most important things that you have to do. Pests can cause a number of damages to your hive such as rotting honey, the decline in the bee population, create aggression in bees, and much more. The only way to avoid this is through constant inspections and maintenance of your apiaries. The small hive beetle is one such pest that can cause a lot of problems to your hive. The adult beetles fly into the hive and lay their...

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  • Tips To Manage Honeybees
    Tips To Manage Honeybees
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    Are you thinking of setting up your own apiary but not sure how to go about handling the honey bees? Worried they might sting you? Don’t worry. This article can help you with all the tips and knowledge that you need to go about handling your colony the right way.

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  • Reasons for Colony Collapse Disorder
    Reasons for Colony Collapse Disorder
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    The fall of 2006 brought a new worry for the beekeepers with the new phenomenon of Colony Collapse Disorder. It was reported that a number of bees started disappearing mysteriously leaving behind just the queen bee and a few other young ones. Although, till now, no exact cause is found behind this unnatural behavior of the bee colonies, there are still few theories about them. Here are a few of the speculated reasons for Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).

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