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Everything you need to be a good beekeeper

  • Different Types of Beehives
    Different Types of Beehives
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    One of the first decisions that you will be making as a beginner beekeeper is the type of beehive you choose for your bees. We will discuss the most popular types of beehives available in the market, along with their benefits and disadvantages. The choice of the beehive will greatly depend on your comfort when working with these hives. It is always good to get a first-hand experience about these hives from other local beekeepers before you choose the most suitable type of beehive for you.

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  • Why Do Beekeepers Use Smoke?
    Why Do Beekeepers Use Smoke?
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    It is the practice used by the beekeepers when they have to complete some tasks like harvesting the honey while they are surrounded by the bees. Smoking of the hives is done to keep bees calm and save beekeepers from getting stung. You might have seen people using smoke for getting rid of bees from beehives constructed around the house or below a tree which may create havoc in the near future. Have you ever wondered why only smoke has been used? If a beekeeper tries to trespass the beehive,...

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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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  • Common Beekeeping Problems That Every New Beekeeper Faces
    Common Beekeeping Problems That Every New Beekeeper Faces
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    Beekeeping can be challenging if you are new to this field. Things obviously get easier as you gain experience, but in the beginning, you will surely face some problems. Beekeeping is a tricky thing, and in order to be a successful beekeeper, you need to pay very good attention to your bee’s behavior. Bee’s behaviours tell a lot about them. Whenever there is some problem in your beehive, the behaviors of the bees will change from normal. All you need to do is keep looking for signs and take...

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  • How To Use A Beehive Entrance Reducer?
    How To Use A Beehive Entrance Reducer?
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    The beehive entrance reducer is an important thing which can be used in a beehive for a variety of reasons. If you don’t know what a beehive entrance reducer is, why and how it is used in a beehive, then this article is for you. The most common reason behind using an entrance reducer is that if there are chances of outside bee attacking your beehive. It is also to maintain thermoregulation of the beehive. The beehive entrance reducer is installed at the entrance of the hive. This makes the...

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  • Foundationless Beekeeping- How To Convert To Natural Beekeeping
    Foundationless Beekeeping- How To Convert To Natural Beekeeping
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    Foundation less beekeeping is all about making bees to build straight combs. While starting beekeeping, many questions and choices surround us to confuse. Therefore adequate knowledge about every aspect of beekeeping is necessary. It is important that any culture should give more returns as compared to investment then only it can be called as a profitable business to rely on. A little bit of skills and strategies blended with awareness can produce excellent results unexpectedly.

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  • How to Store Bee Bread and Bee Pollen?
    How to Store Bee Bread and Bee Pollen?
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    Bee bread and bee pollen are mentioned a lot of times but has anyone mentioned that if not stored properly, these items will degrade and become unusable. So, how to store them? If your interest lies in the honey collection, then this might be your number one question. So, in this article, let us find out all about how to store bee bread and bee pollen.

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  • How Do Your Bees Reproduce?
    How Do Your Bees Reproduce?
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    Honey bees are interesting creatures and yet are very less talked about. And so, knowing anything at all about them is very scarce. So, today, let us see about the most important and beautiful process of reproduction in honey bees. Here is a brief light on how do your bees reproduce.

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  • What Is The Difference Between Bees And Wasp
    What Is The Difference Between Bees And Wasp
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    Bees are those tiny flying creatures best known for pollination and closely related to wasps. Bees belong to the superfamily Apoidea. Today there are 16000 known species of bees. The most fascinating thing about the bees is that they are found everywhere except Antarctica. Some species of bees like honey bees, sting bees and bumblebee tend to live in colonies. Bees generally feed on nectar and pollen where nectar is considered to provide energy and pollen supply important nutrients such as...

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  • Why You Should Paint Your Beehive
    Why You Should Paint Your Beehive
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    You must have seen beekeepers painting their hives but do you know the reason why they use to paint the beehive, how they paint and what kind of paint colors they use. If you also want to paint your beehive but you don’t know how to paint it and what kind of paint is safe for your bees then continue reading this article. Today we are going to tell you everything you need to know about painting your beehives.

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  • How To Survive Nectar Dearth In Beekeeping
    How To Survive Nectar Dearth In Beekeeping
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    What is Nectar Dearth? Nectar dearth can be an extremely destructive thing for any bee colony and every beekeeper from experienced ones to the beginners needs to know how to control it. Nectar dearth is a very common cause for the destruction of a bee colony. This can have a really bad effect on your business.

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  • What is bee propolis good for? How do honey bees carry propolis?
    What is bee propolis good for? How do honey bees carry propolis?
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    We all are aware that bees produce honey and are very beneficial to us but, do we know there is one more thing that bee’s produce called Propolis. Propolis is basically a gum kind of substance which is made by mixing the juice taken from trees and beeswax. With this combination, they create a sticky brown product used mainly to coat their hives. The configuration of propolis may fluctuate depending on the bee’s location and what kind of plant or tree they are taking the gum or resin from....

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