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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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  • Where Do Bees Sleep?
    Where Do Bees Sleep?
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    Living things need to sleep. Their sleep cycle may be different, but rest is important. Likewise, bees also sleep. A beehive is always humming with the busy bees. None of us have paid enough attention on where and how the bees sleep. Bees travel up to 3 miles in a day to collect pollen and nectar. They get tired and they sleep.

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  • How To Identify A Queen Bee
    How To Identify A Queen Bee
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    Every group needs and has a leader. It is the same with beehives. Every hive has its queen, which is the leader of the hive. The queen bee acts as a mother to almost every bee in the hive. The importance of the presence of a queen bee is very important. If the queen bee dies or is sick, the health of the group is also adversely affected. If such a certain situation arises, then the group comes under an immediate need of a new queen bee. How can you identify the queen bee of the hive, though?...

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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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  • DIY Honeybee Feeder Bags & June Gap
    DIY Honeybee Feeder Bags & June Gap
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    June gap is a tough time for bee colonies because there is a shortage of food for the bees. It is a very strange phenomenon that occurs in United Kingdom and some other countries of the world. The term June gap refers to the shortage of nectar and pollen for the bees. This makes the survival of the colonies a lot more difficult.

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  • Pros And Cons Of Using Taktic Bee Treatment For Varroa Mites
    Pros And Cons Of Using Taktic Bee Treatment For Varroa Mites
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    Varroa Mites are dangerous parasites that pose a big risk to the honey bee hives. This small creature has enough power to completely destroy a honey bee hive gradually. So, as a beekeeper, you need to ensure that your hive is Varroa mite free. There are several treatments available to eliminate this mite while Taktic bee treatment is one such highly effective way to get rid of the Varroa mites. This treatment is highly popular all across the globe and it’s been used by the beekeepers for...

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  • What Is The Difference Between Bees And Wasp
    What Is The Difference Between Bees And Wasp
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    Bees are those tiny flying creatures best known for pollination and closely related to wasps. Bees belong to the superfamily Apoidea. Today there are 16000 known species of bees. The most fascinating thing about the bees is that they are found everywhere except Antarctica. Some species of bees like honey bees, sting bees and bumblebee tend to live in colonies. Bees generally feed on nectar and pollen where nectar is considered to provide energy and pollen supply important nutrients such as...

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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 Do Wax Moths Affect Bees And How To Combat Them?
    How Do Wax Moths Affect Bees And How To Combat Them?
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    Wax moth is a damaging pest to the beehives colony and it can destroy the entire colony in a few days.  Normally, the bees in the strong hives kill any wax moth as soon as they enter. But, if the hive is weak, the wax moth poses a risk to the bees. The wax moth itself does not do any harm to the bees. It is their larvae that can lead to the destruction of the hive. It is explained here in more details about how they affect the bees and the hives.

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  • How Honey Becomes Toxic?
    How Honey Becomes Toxic?
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    We know how beneficial honey is. It has innumerable health benefits as it is abundant in various important vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, amino acids and sugars. Honey is used as a replacement for sugar by many health enthusiast and diabetic patients. It is also an important ingredient for the food industry, which further allows beekeeping firms to grow and prosper. But, sometimes this honey becomes toxic due to some factors. Let us know what the reasons behind honey toxicity are.

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  • Bee Behavior And Characteristics
    Bee Behavior And Characteristics
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    Bees play a very important role in our ecosystem. They are responsible for the production of the food we eat. Bees help in pollinating seeds and they account for one-third of the total food production. Many people are scared of bees and they want to get rid of these amazing creatures. You can understand the common bee behavior and characteristics if you can get close to them.

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  • Different Life Cycles of a Bee
    Different Life Cycles of a Bee
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    A beekeeper must have knowledge about a honey bee’s life cycle. There are four stages in the life of a honey bee. Egg Larvae Pupae Adult As we know, a colony has three types of honey bees – queen, drone and worker. While the stages in all the three types of bees are same, there is a difference in their development time. We will learn a little more about what happens to the honey bees in these different stages.

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