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  • BeeKeepers Calendar
    BeeKeepers Calendar
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    A beekeepers calendar is divided into a total of 12 months. For a beekeeper, he/she can’t go easy on any month. Beehives need continuous care and protection all around the year. Here is how beekeepers plan their months:

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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 to Select the Apiary Site?
    How to Select the Apiary Site?
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    Having an apiary in a good site can give you a great harvest of honey and keep your honey bees in perfect health. The bee colonies will probably attract a lot of diseases if they are moved around a lot. The idea is to give them a permanent location where they can collect pollen and nectar peacefully and have a healthy life cycle.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Equalization of Bee Colonies
    Equalization of Bee Colonies
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    The aim to strengthen weak and strong colonies of bees in the apiary is termed as equalization of bee colonies. This is done by providing the weak colony with some added bees from a strong colony or by giving them extra brood. Weak colonies are weak because of having less number of foraging bees, slow to build up, produce little honey even if they have sufficient amount of nectar flow and they cannot develop into strong colony if left alone. Thus, it is important to strengthen the weak bees...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bee Diseases and their Treatments
    Bee Diseases and their Treatments
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    Bees always attract parasites and diseases and most of them stay hidden for a long period. This is why it is significant that a beekeeper always stays alert for signs and symptoms that point to a certain disease of the beehive. Here are some commonly seen bee diseases and how to treat them.

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