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  • How To Care For Your Beehive?
    How To Care For Your Beehive?
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    Beekeeping can be a fun and yet a very challenging task. Indeed, installing a beehive is a lot easier than maintaining it. If you think after installing the beehive and bringing in the bees that your job is done, think again. It is equally important to care for your bees and beehive after installing them. Start it immediately after the installation work is done. Right maintenance will create encouraging conditions for the honey bees and support a healthy honey harvest.

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  • What Are Bumble Bees And Do They Make Honey?
    What Are Bumble Bees And Do They Make Honey?
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    A lot of beekeepers are often curious about other members of the bee family like bumblebees, which can be easily sighted because of their bright black and yellow color. We have had a lot of people ask if the bumblebees can also make honey so here are some details about these vibrant-looking pollinators:

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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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  • 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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