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  • Why You Should Paint Your Beehive
    Why You Should Paint Your Beehive
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    You must have seen beekeepers painting their hives but do you know the reason why they use to paint the beehive, how they paint and what kind of paint colors they use. If you also want to paint your beehive but you don’t know how to paint it and what kind of paint is safe for your bees then continue reading this article. Today we are going to tell you everything you need to know about painting your beehives.

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  • How Do Your Bees Reproduce?
    How Do Your Bees Reproduce?
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    Honey bees are interesting creatures and yet are very less talked about. And so, knowing anything at all about them is very scarce. So, today, let us see about the most important and beautiful process of reproduction in honey bees. Here is a brief light on how do your bees reproduce.

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  • How to Store Bee Bread and Bee Pollen?
    How to Store Bee Bread and Bee Pollen?
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    Bee bread and bee pollen are mentioned a lot of times but has anyone mentioned that if not stored properly, these items will degrade and become unusable. So, how to store them? If your interest lies in the honey collection, then this might be your number one question. So, in this article, let us find out all about how to store bee bread and bee pollen.

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  • Foundationless Beekeeping- How To Convert To Natural Beekeeping
    Foundationless Beekeeping- How To Convert To Natural Beekeeping
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    Foundation less beekeeping is all about making bees to build straight combs. While starting beekeeping, many questions and choices surround us to confuse. Therefore adequate knowledge about every aspect of beekeeping is necessary. It is important that any culture should give more returns as compared to investment then only it can be called as a profitable business to rely on. A little bit of skills and strategies blended with awareness can produce excellent results unexpectedly.

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  • How To Use A Beehive Entrance Reducer?
    How To Use A Beehive Entrance Reducer?
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    The beehive entrance reducer is an important thing which can be used in a beehive for a variety of reasons. If you don’t know what a beehive entrance reducer is, why and how it is used in a beehive, then this article is for you. The most common reason behind using an entrance reducer is that if there are chances of outside bee attacking your beehive. It is also to maintain thermoregulation of the beehive. The beehive entrance reducer is installed at the entrance of the hive. This makes the...

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  • How To Get Rid Of Varroa Mites Naturally
    How To Get Rid Of Varroa Mites Naturally
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    What Are Varroa Mites?   Varroa mites are the parasites that suck their food from honey bees and cause a disease called varroosis. These mites perform their reproduction only in a honey bee colony. They feed on the fat bodies of bees and weaken them, thus destroying the honey bee colonies. They are the carriers of minimum 5 debilitating bee viruses such as RNA viruses and Deformed wing viruses. Infestation of Varroa mites ultimately causes the death of honey bees. These mites produce...

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  • Different Types of Beehives
    Different Types of Beehives
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    One of the first decisions that you will be making as a beginner beekeeper is the type of beehive you choose for your bees. We will discuss the most popular types of beehives available in the market, along with their benefits and disadvantages. The choice of the beehive will greatly depend on your comfort when working with these hives. It is always good to get a first-hand experience about these hives from other local beekeepers before you choose the most suitable type of beehive for you.

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  • How To Install Bees In A Top Bar Hive?
    How To Install Bees In A Top Bar Hive?
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    Top bar hives allow beekeepers to mimic a more natural environment for honey bees to build their colony. Unlike the Langstroth hives, these are designed with top bars on which the bees can draw out their combs. If you are planning to set up your first bee colony into a top bar hive then here’s how you can do it:

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  • How To Set Up A Swarm Trap For Honey bees?
    How To Set Up A Swarm Trap For Honey bees?
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    Swarming season is usually during spring when the bees have spent the winter in their colony and are ready to split to start afresh and gather enough honey before winter. But trapping a swarm can be a hit and miss. Everything from the equipment to the lure you use can make a difference. So here’s a step-by-step instruction on setting up a swarm trap for honey bees:

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  • How Can You Help Bees?
    How Can You Help Bees?
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    There has been a lot of buzz in recent years about the importance of bees and their decreasing numbers. We feel all this hype is definitely needed. Bee colonies have been dwindling in numbers every year. Efforts are being put into saving bees, but they are not enough. We need to come up with a more universal approach which involves every citizen of the planet. Here’s how you can do your bit for these pretty pollinators,

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  • Tips To Inspecting A Honey Bee Hive
    Tips To Inspecting A Honey Bee Hive
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    Inspecting beehive every now and often is vital to ensure everything is going well. It is suggested to inspect a hive once in a week. More than this will disrupt their work and they will lag behind by a day. But, this requires a proper plan. If anything goes wrong, you have to be ready for the consequences. However, if you follow the plan and go by some tips, inspecting a beehive will not be as tough as that. So, here are the tips for properly inspecting a beehive.

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  • How To Requeen A Honey Bee Hive
    How To Requeen A Honey Bee Hive
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    Queen is the most important bee in the overall honey bee colony. And this is why it is vital to ensure that the queen is healthy and productive. The life span of a bee ranges between 4-5 years. But, sadly, a queen remains healthy and highly productive only for 1-2 years. So, the beekeepers need to replace the queen bee once in a year to keep the hives in productive condition. Anyways, there are many other ways when a honey bee hive calls for a new queen. The situations are: ·...

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