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  • Honey Bee Nutrition
    Honey Bee Nutrition
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    Honey bees require fats, protein, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins and water to survive.

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  • How To Get Bees For Your Flow Hive
    How To Get Bees For Your Flow Hive
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    The process of harvesting honey is dangerous and undoubtedly tricky. It requires a lot of experience and expertise to raise a healthy colony of bees that earns you money. The process of collecting honey is not only messy but also difficult and dangerous because you might get stung by the bees. This is also a traumatic experience to your bees as well. Thus to make this process easier for you and your bees, two Australian beekeepers invested a new type of beehive. The beehive is known as Flow...

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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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  • How To Check If You Have A Strong Hive
    How To Check If You Have A Strong Hive
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    Assessing the strength of the beehive is one of the most important jobs for the beekeeper. There are different methods and ways you can use to determine exactly how strong your beehive is. 

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages of Queen Excluders
    Advantages And Disadvantages of Queen Excluders
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    It is quite hard to identify queen excluders as good or bad. The ultimate question is, is it good or bad for the bees? Does it result in the production of less or more honey? How often should they be used and how to use them? But since there are no direct answers available with supporting evidence, the question of it being good or bad solely depends on what you are looking for!

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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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  • The Sun Hive - Natural Beekeeping
    The Sun Hive - Natural Beekeeping
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    Sun hive is a popular type of beehive design and it makes your bees feel like they are in a natural hive. This beehive design was founded by German sculptor Guenther Muncke. This bee nest has an egg-like shape and it is suspended above the ground versus the standard beehives that rest on the earth. He designed this hive after carefully observing the wild bees nest. This reason for designing this natural-looking beehive is to promote natural beekeeping. Natural beekeeping means treating your...

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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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  • Tips For Organic Beekeeping
    Tips For Organic Beekeeping
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    There are many tips to keep organic bees. First of all, it’s important to understand the word ‘beekeeping’ this means that a keeper that takes care of bees and implements steps to keep their colonies protective. The whole process is natural by all means, but this can’t be 100% organic. Honey bees are providing us with great advantages, so we should consider it and deal with it in every single imaginable way.

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  • What to Do When A Bee Stung Your Dog?
    What to Do When A Bee Stung Your Dog?
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    Being outdoors and frolicking in the grass is fun and refreshing until you get a bee sting. Bees are wonderful creatures that do so much for our environment. Nonetheless, bee stings can be painful, especially when it happens to your dog! When it happens to your dog, often times you will be left wondering what has happened as your dog is unable to verbally convey the message of course. Bee stings happen to dogs more often than you think! We’ve all seen funny pictures of dogs who’ve been stung...

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  • Top 10 Books Every Beekeeper Should Read
    Top 10 Books Every Beekeeper Should Read
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    Beekeeping is a very rewarding hobby. Bees are wonderful creatures who pollinate plants and keep our earth luscious and green. Due to our efforts in keeping the number of bees alive to combat global warming, we can find so many books and information out there that can teach us about the ins and outs of beekeeping.

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  • Why Honey Production is Reducing in the United States?
    Why Honey Production is Reducing in the United States?
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    Honey bees play a very critical role in the agricultural production of U.S. Pollination done by established and managed honey bee colonies augments at least $15 billion to the worth of U.S. agriculture yearly with amplified yields and top-quality produce. But managed honey has been under some serious pressure for quite some time now, which has resulted in the collapse of many colonies. Let's have a look at why honey production is reducing in the United States:

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