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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 its toxicity are.

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  • Why The Honeycombs Are Hexagonal?
    Why The Honeycombs Are Hexagonal?
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    Honeycomb is one of those unbelievable, incredible and marvelous architects built by tiny bees. It is hard to understand nature’s magic in various forms. But what is the theory behind the hexagonal structure of honeybees? Why honey bees only choose hexagon instead of any other shape? Let’s get to know more through this article. Hexagon comprises six sides, therefore, making it more spacious. It seems like in a honeycomb all hexagonal shapes are placed together in order to construct a huge...

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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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  • 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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  • How to Deal with Bees’ Nest?
    How to Deal with Bees’ Nest?
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    Honey bees are amazing builders found in nature, and the hexagonal structures found in the nests is worth being awed off. However, when you find these amazing bee nests unexpectedly in your property, then it might become a reason to worry about. So, in this article, we shall talk about how to deal with Bees’ nest. To handle such a situation, you first need to be aware of which kind of nest it is. You can deal with the nests depending on the type of bees live inside them. Here are the most...

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  • What is Bee Hotel and Does It Work?
    What is Bee Hotel and Does It Work?
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    The bee population is declining worldwide – thanks to the cities and cement world. And famous researchers say that without bees, human species will extinct within a few years of times. This tells you the importance of bees in the world. So, what can you do for safeguarding or contributing a little to save the bee population? A bee hotel is an answer.

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  • Things to Do and Don’t Late Winter as A Beekeeper
    Things to Do and Don’t Late Winter as A Beekeeper
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    Winters is a tricky season for beekeepers as they are not aware of exactly what’s going on in the beehive. So, in this article, let us find out dos and don’ts as a Beekeeper in the late winters.

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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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