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  • How To Save Bees From Extinction?
    How To Save Bees From Extinction?
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    Honey bees are the world’s most indispensable pollinator of food crops. They are advantageous because bees provide us with fruits, nuts, leaves, seeds and roots. People often snub the fact that bees pollinate food eaten by animal and birds. There are several fruits which require pollination such as soybeans, avocadoes, cucumber, citrus fruit, asparagus, etc. Nowadays, bees are vanishing, so we have to take the initiative to make the world a healthier place for bees. We mention some...

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  • How Bees Make Beeswax And What Are The Uses Of It
    How Bees Make Beeswax And What Are The Uses Of It
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    Beeswax is produced by bees in their abdomen with the help of a special wax producing gland. This gland converts the sugar of honey into wax and stores it inside the abdomen. The size of the abdomen depends on the age of the worker bees. Initially, the wax is colorless and becomes yellow or brown when mixed with pollen, pollen oils, and propolis. The wax is formed into scales and is used to form cells to store honey and to protect larval inside the beehive. Beeswax is used to structure the...

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  • Tips on Swarm Prevention
    Tips on Swarm Prevention
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    Watching swarming honey bees can definitely alarm some people. Nevertheless, most of the time, it is a natural process. It is a familiar sight during the spring and early summer. Honey bees intuitively manage the development of their colony and existence by swarming. Even though honeybees can swarm from their hive whenever they want, they lean towards swarming most during springtime. From time to time, honeybees swarm when they think it's time to create another colony. Nevertheless, there are...

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  • Would you like to test the quality of the honey you bought? Here are some tips.
    Would you like to test the quality of the honey you bought? Here are some tips.
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    Honey contains so many nutritions that can help our body in different ways. But if the honey is not real or impure, then it will not only lose the nutritions but also becomes harmful for our health.    Many people sell artificial honey that can be dangerous for your health to make some extra money. It becomes really important to test the honey before you consume it.   There are so many ways to find out if the honey is pure or not. 

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages of Queen Excluders
    Advantages And Disadvantages of Queen Excluders
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    It is quite hard to identify queen excluders as good or bad. The ultimate question is, is it good or bad for the bees? Does it result in the production of less or more honey? How often should they be used and how to use them? But since there are no direct answers available with supporting evidence, the question of it being good or bad solely depends on what you are looking for!

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  • How Honey Bees Beat The Heat?
    How Honey Bees Beat The Heat?
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    As we all know, honey bees live in a big and congested nest which we often see at trees and hollows with narrow openings. Human beings tend to cool themselves down as the temperature rises, and so do bees and other birds. In this small guide, you will learn how honeybees beat the heat? Generally, people don’t know that honey bees are susceptible to temperature so the hive must have adequate ventilation while the brood is incubating. Researchers have developed a framework which helps us...

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  • How To Use Honey Extractor
    How To Use Honey Extractor
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    To extract of honey from honey combs without destroying the comb we require a device known as a honey extractor. It comprises a cylindrical drum holding a frame basket, and by spinning the basket, honey is extracted because of centrifugal force. This is one of the most adapted techniques because the comb and wax remain the same.  We have mentioned a mini-guide below through which you will learn to use a honey extractor.

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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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  • Mann Lake DC301 HopGuard Varroa Mite Treatment Review
    Mann Lake DC301 HopGuard Varroa Mite Treatment Review
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    The Varroa mites are destructive and troublesome. They need to be treated before they increase their population. These tiny red mites are horrible little parasites that weaken and destroy the beehives. It is best that you take care of them soon. Mann Lake DC301HopGuard strips are one of the many ways to address mite infestation. Here is a quick review about it.

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  • Things to know about yellow jackets in the fall
    Things to know about yellow jackets in the fall
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    Yellow Jackets are aggressive insects with an unbearable sting and bite. Each insect can sting multiple times. These yellow and black insect species are generally found in North America. Yellow Jackets are found habitat in deep tree logs or wall cracks in the house. These nests are difficult to locate as the entrance is very small to be noted. The Yellow Jacket workers hunt for food within an area of 1000 feet from their nests.

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  • Tips To Create A Bee-Friendly Garden
    Tips To Create A Bee-Friendly Garden
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    It is not a hidden fact that honey bee colonies have been disappearing for the last decade. There are many factors responsible including the rise in temperatures, the use of pesticides and herbicides, and change in environments. Honey bees are a very important part of nature's cycle, which is significant for our survival. They are the biggest pollinators. About a third of all our crops depend on bees moving between flowers. Creating bee-friendly gardens can be a way to help the bees' survival.

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  • What is Beekeeping and how to plan for it?
    What is Beekeeping and how to plan for it?
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    Beekeeping, also known as apiculture, is the practice of keeping and maintaining colonies of bees. The person keeping and maintaining bees is called a beekeeper. Honey bees are kept in beehives, also called as an apiary. It is a highly valuable business in today’s market because everything from honey to beewax and even the bees is sold at high prices. Bee wax is used in a variety of purposes, from making cosmetics to candles, massage wax, etc. all have a great value.

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