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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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  • How Long Does A Queen Bee Take To Lay Eggs?
    How Long Does A Queen Bee Take To Lay Eggs?
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    Every colony has a single queen bee – the one who rules the roost and is responsible for producing new bees. While her survival depends on the rest of the bees in the colony, the rest of the bees are also equally dependent on the queen to continue laying eggs so that the colony can thrive. This inter-dependence is at the heart of every bee colony. So let’s find out how quickly a queen bee can start laying eggs and the factors affecting it.

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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 Keep The Ants Out From The Beehives?
    How To Keep The Ants Out From The Beehives?
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    Most of the times, when you see a few ants in your beehive, do not panic. Usually, ants get drawn to the beehives due to the sweet scent of sugar water or honey. The honey bee in the colony may possibly ignore the ant incursion, provided, it is not disturbing them. Beekeepers are always more bothered by the ants than the bees are. Nevertheless, there can be situations where things might get out of your hand and ants may cause hive failure.

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  • How To Install A Package Of Bees In Your Hive?
    How To Install A Package Of Bees In Your Hive?
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    When you take your first step into becoming a beekeeper, there are two most important things. They are a bee and a beehive. Even before you buy your first swarm of bees, you need to install a beehive. There are many methods to install a package of bees in a hive. But you need to find the most convenient one that you can handle easily. Let's have a look at how you can install a package of bees in your hive:

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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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  • Facts You Should Know About the Queen Bee
    Facts You Should Know About the Queen Bee
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    Quite easily one of the most popular bees in the hive, here are some important things you need to know about the Queen bee.

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  • Role of Worker Bee in the Colony
    Role of Worker Bee in the Colony
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    The worker bees have one of the most important roles to play inside a hive. They are responsible for a number of activities and tasks that keep the colony functioning efficiently. But who are the worker bees? The Queen bee can lay fertilized and unfertilized eggs. While the unfertilized eggs become the drone bees, the fertilized eggs can either become worker bees or queen bees. The only difference is that the worker bees do not have the capability to reproduce and lay eggs.

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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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  • How To Know When To Harvest Honey From Your Beehives
    How To Know When To Harvest Honey From Your Beehives
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    Like every other crop beekeeping also needs to be harvested but unlike the other culture where we can easily figure out when to take out the harvest here, we find it bit difficult to know it out from outside. Therefore what indicators we should follow in order to know when is the correct time to take out the harvest. According to expertise, there are a couple of signs that we need to look forward to but the conditions and circumstances that we are relying on, may vary from place to place. A...

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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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