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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Why Do Bees Buzz?
    Why Do Bees Buzz?
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    Bees are a flying insect that buzz here and there in the summer atmosphere, and makes it more beautiful with their buzzing sounds. The question always came into our mind when we were children, how do the bees buzz? What makes that buzzing sound? The beating of bee’s wings creates a vibration in the wind and that vibration creates a sound of buzz. This buzz depends on how rapidly the wings are beaten in the air, more the vibration more loudly will be the sound. Adult bees which get bigger...

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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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  • 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 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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  • Things To Do When You Encounter Killer Bees
    Things To Do When You Encounter Killer Bees
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    Africanized honey bees are also Killer bees. They are a type of bee that persistently look after their hive. You might be wondering about the title, killer bee. It can be a bit misrepresentative title as the bee is, in fact, small in size. Also, its sting is less lethal as compared to other bee types. Nevertheless, killer bees can be dangerous if you provoke them and will sting you ruthlessly. Thus, if you are attacked by killer bees, here are a few steps you must take to protect yourself and...

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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 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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  • Can A Mushroom Save The Honey bees?
    Can A Mushroom Save The Honey bees?
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    In the last decade or so, the honey bees have begun to disappear. It began in 2006 when beekeepers first saw their honey bees dying mysteriously in large numbers. Now, researchers call this occurrence ‘colony collapse disorder'. However, scientists are still unable to find a particular reason. According to them, there could be several reasons, including pollution, loss of habitat, herbicides, viruses, and more. Though some experts believe the viruses to be the main reason. Until now,...

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