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Everything you need to be a good beekeeper

  • Bee Sting Symptoms And Causes
    Bee Sting Symptoms And Causes
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    People who are allergic to bee stings often do not want to spend time outdoors on warm days. And those who have never been hurt by a bee sting, fear that they might get stung. For many people, bee stings give them short-term ache and irritation. Mostly, bee stings are simply annoying, and you can easily treat them at home. But before all of that, you need to understand things that would help you identify bee sting effects.

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  • Hot To Calm Aggressive Bees?
    Hot To Calm Aggressive Bees?
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    Aggressive bees can become very hard to handle. If you are new to beekeeping, a sudden change of attitude in your bees may alarm you. But there are several underlying reasons that can make your bees aggressive. It is important that you understand what’s going wrong to reach the right solution. Let us first look at the main reasons why your bees are getting aggressive and we will discuss the solutions for each of these problems.

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  • How To Start A Beekeeping Business?
    How To Start A Beekeeping Business?
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    Beekeeping usually begins as a hobby for most people who eventually get confident enough to extend their hobby into a business. For those who love their bees, this is the best way to spend your time with the colonies and also earn out of it. Since beekeeping is more than just collecting honey, a beekeeper has to have a significant amount of knowledge about the products made out of honey and honeycomb and the target audiences for these products to ensure that the business is a profitable...

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  • Honeybee Starvation
    Honeybee Starvation
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    You might not be aware of it, but honey bees also face the starvation problem. Honey bee starvation is a problem which is encountered by many bees and beekeepers. There are various reasons why bees might be starving. It may occur due to poor weather, infection, exhausting food reserves and more. While residential beekeepers lose more colonies in the winter, commercial beekeepers don't face much loss due to season. As a beekeeper, you should know when you need to feed the bees. It can be...

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  • How Does Bee Become A Queen?
    How Does Bee Become A Queen?
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    Honeybees are a vital part of the food chain of this planet. They facilitate the pollination in a variety of plants and flowers. Indeed, honeybees are also important for some of the crops grown by the farmers. The bees have a very well-ordered social system, and the queen bee is the most important part of it.

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  • Why And How Bees Make Honey?
    Why And How Bees Make Honey?
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    Why And How Bees Make Honey? Every living being works towards one cause for most of their lives. Survival. Honey is survival food for the bees. Since bees feed mostly on nectar and pollen, they require blooming flowers to feed. But when winter sets in, honey bees lose their natural source of food, which means that they need an alternative source of food to survive. Honey works as their alternative source. The nectar and pollen collected by honey bees are converted into energy-rich...

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  • Why Bees Leave Their Hives?
    Why Bees Leave Their Hives?
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    Why Bees Leave Their Hives? Many new beekeepers find it strange when part of the colony or an entire colony leaves the hive. Like everything else, there is reason behind this behavior. In a healthy colony, bees leave the hive to forage for nectar, to find water, or to cleanse their bodies of parasites or other materials. The drone bees often go on mating flights with the queen bee as well. But there are two other reasons why bees leave their hives – swarming and absconding. Let us...

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  • How Long Does It Take To Get Honey From A New Hive?
    How Long Does It Take To Get Honey From A New Hive?
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    How Long Does It Take To Get Honey From A New Hive? If you are a new beekeeper, then you would surely be eager to taste some of the honey from your own beehives. It is natural for beekeepers to look forward to their first harvest. But before you decide to take away honey from a new hive, you must make sure that the colony has sufficient honey. This is why most beekeepers do not harvest honey from a new hive for the first year.

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  • Do The Bees Hibernate In The Winter?
    Do The Bees Hibernate In The Winter?
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    Many bees and wasps go into hibernation when the cold months of the year arrive. In a lot of species of bees, only the queen manages to live through the winter. Then they come out in spring to rebuild a colony. However, honey bees are one of those that stay all through the winter. They do it regardless of the cold temperatures and lack of flowers. Not all bees act the same way. Some bees hibernate while some work hard to keep warm and fed. Honey bees and bumble bees belong to the same...

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  • How Many Beehives You Can Manage Alone?
    How Many Beehives You Can Manage Alone?
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    If you are into beekeeping, you might be wondering about how many beehives you can manage. You might be confused about how much you can handle. When you are starting out in beekeeping, you might get carried away and bite off more than you can chew. There are various factors to be considered when you are getting yourself into beekeeping. You need to carefully assess your abilities and other elements before you make a decision.

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  • How long it takes bees to build honeycombs?
    How long it takes bees to build honeycombs?
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    If you are one of those rare species who don't know what a honeycomb is, let's begin with that.

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  • How To Clean Honey After Extraction?
    How To Clean Honey After Extraction?
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    If you love beekeeping, it is because either you love being around bees. Or like most of them out there, you love honey. It’s always exhilarating to see the jars filled with delicious honey coming from the bees. And yet many beekeepers dread the whole honey extraction. They mind it messy and troublesome. You will find a lot of advice online on how to extract the honey. But very few till about how to clean the extractor after you are done with the honey extraction.

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