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  • How to Choose the Right Bee Brush
    How to Choose the Right Bee Brush
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    A bee brush is an important tool for a beekeeper. It comes handy while removing the bees, especially when one doesn’t resort to using fume boards or escapes to remove them from the honey. The bee brush also comes in handy while removing honey from the honey-supers and when they are massing.

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  • Varroa Mites Treatment with Oxalic Acid
    Varroa Mites Treatment with Oxalic Acid
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    An awareness of Varroa mites is important and so is the proper usage of treatments to get rid of these tiny annoying creatures. Varroa mites breed on Honey bees’ blood and therefore causing problems for beehives as well as beekeepers. Therefore, keeping updated knowledge to use treatments over these mites is important. Today, we shall talk about Oxalic Acid treatment for Varroa mites.

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  • How Bees Build Comb?
    How Bees Build Comb?
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    We all know that honey bees produce honey. But, do we know that they also produce beeswax and build comb. Honeycomb has the most pleasing structure constructed by bees, the hexagonal cells. The orderly pattern of the comb is a symbol of structure, order, usefulness, and power. Hexagon is a useful shape; the six-sided shape fits together perfectly.  But why hexagon, why not triangle or square? This pattern has not happened by accident. Honey bees have built the home that serves them...

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  • Uses And Benefits of Acacia Honey
    Uses And Benefits of Acacia Honey
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    Honey is loved by everyone because of its amazing taste and health benefits. Whenever we think of honey, a sweet light yellow colored thing comes in our mind. But do you know that there are more than 300 types of honey? Yes, that is true, and one popular type of honey is Acacia Honey.

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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 to Make Nucleus Honey bee Colony?
    How to Make Nucleus Honey bee Colony?
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    After the winter comes spring, and the most difficult task for all the beekeepers to keep the beehives from swarming. The best way to prevent swarming is by making nucleus honey bee colony. And in this article, we shall learn how to make a nucleus honey bee colony.

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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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  • 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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  • Varroa Mite Symptoms
    Varroa Mite Symptoms
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    Harvesting honey is a long haul journey. It takes an ample amount of time and efforts. It becomes challenging and difficult when various pests are eyeing on it to destroy within no time. Mite infestation has caused a huge amount of loss to beekeeping industries, wiping out millions of honey bee colonies. One of the mites is Varroa, which is considered the most lethal as they are the carriers of harmful bacteria, viruses and fungal infections. Their eradication is necessary to keep bees safe...

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  • Unknown Facts About Queen Bees
    Unknown Facts About Queen Bees
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    Like every group needs and has a leader to thrive in nature, the same is with bees. The leader of the bees is their queen bee. It is different in shape and size from the brooders or worker bees. Bees are very famous for producing honey, but if their queen bee dies, the group needs to find a new queen bee for themselves or else they will die.

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  • Most Common Bee Species
    Most Common Bee Species
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    Bees belong to the flying insect group and are related to the ant and wasp family. They are significant to the environment because they help in pollination. There are about 25,000 species of bees. However, we have a list of the most common species that you would see in your surroundings. You ought to know about these bees in case you need to deal with them.

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  • How To Heal Bee Sting?
    How To Heal Bee Sting?
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    It’s not unheard of that somebody got stung by a bee. It can happen quickly. One minute, you are sitting peacefully in a garden and next you get stung by a bee. It can be painful and you can feel a lot of symptoms like hives, irritation, rashes, and more. To help you ease the pain and panic, it’s important you know how to deal with a bee sting. Given below are the steps:

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