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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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  • Tips To Check Your Beehive In Winter
    Tips To Check Your Beehive In Winter
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    Beekeeping in winter is the most important factor. If you do beekeeping as an occupation or hobby, you must be aware of how to keep them safe in the different season, especially winter. Honey bees require at least 92 degrees F temperature inside the hive to survive in this season. As a beekeeper, it is important for you to give all that is required for the bee to survive in this tough situation.

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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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  • 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 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 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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  • Common Misconceptions About Bees
    Common Misconceptions About Bees
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    Bees are no doubt one of the highly beneficial agricultural insects that are found everywhere. Bees have more than 20,000 species and all we know about them is honey production. Most of us lack the proper knowledge about bees and this leads to several misconceptions. However, it is always good to stop those misconceptions from spreading out. Once the misconceptions are cleared, it will encourage more people into this insect agriculture.

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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 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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  • 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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  • Is Melted Snow at the Roof of Hive Good?
    Is Melted Snow at the Roof of Hive Good?
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    Winters are harsh for the honey bees. The beehives need to be cared for else one could risk losing an entire colony of bees. Inspection of the beehives at regular intervals is necessary. During these times you may find the snow on the roof of the beehive to be melted. You might have definitely thought about what the melted snow could mean. A beekeeper must know what happens to a beehive in the winter. This article will help you understand all about the survival of bees in winter.

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