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  • How Long Does It Take To Get Honey From A New Hive?
    How Long Does It Take To Get Honey From A New Hive?
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    How Long Does It Take To Get Honey From A New Hive? If you are a new beekeeper, then you would surely be eager to taste some of the honey from your own beehives. It is natural for beekeepers to look forward to their first harvest. But before you decide to take away honey from a new hive, you must make sure that the colony has sufficient honey. This is why most beekeepers do not harvest honey from a new hive for the first year.

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  • Why Bees Leave Their Hives?
    Why Bees Leave Their Hives?
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    Why Bees Leave Their Hives? Many new beekeepers find it strange when part of the colony or an entire colony leaves the hive. Like everything else, there is reason behind this behavior. In a healthy colony, bees leave the hive to forage for nectar, to find water, or to cleanse their bodies of parasites or other materials. The drone bees often go on mating flights with the queen bee as well. But there are two other reasons why bees leave their hives – swarming and absconding. Let us discuss...

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  • Why And How Bees Make Honey?
    Why And How Bees Make Honey?
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    Why And How Bees Make Honey? Every living being works towards one cause for most of their lives. Survival. Honey is survival food for the bees. Since bees feed mostly on nectar and pollen, they require blooming flowers to feed. But when winter sets in, honey bees lose their natural source of food, which means that they need an alternative source of food to survive. Honey works as their alternative source. The nectar and pollen collected by honey bees are converted into energy-rich food...

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  • How Does Bee Become A Queen?
    How Does Bee Become A Queen?
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    Honeybees are a vital part of the food chain of this planet. They facilitate the pollination in a variety of plants and flowers. Indeed, honeybees are also important for some of the crops grown by the farmers. The bees have a very well-ordered social system, and the queen bee is the most important part of it.

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  • Honeybee Starvation
    Honeybee Starvation
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    You might not be aware of it, but honey bees also face the starvation problem. Honey bee starvation is a problem which is encountered by many bees and beekeepers. There are various reasons why bees might be starving. It may occur due to poor weather, infection, exhausting food reserves and more. While residential beekeepers lose more colonies in the winter, commercial beekeepers don't face much loss due to season. As a beekeeper, you should know when you need to feed the bees. It can be...

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  • How To Start A Beekeeping Business?
    How To Start A Beekeeping Business?
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    Beekeeping usually begins as a hobby for most people who eventually get confident enough to extend their hobby into a business. For those who love their bees, this is the best way to spend your time with the colonies and also earn out of it. Since beekeeping is more than just collecting honey, a beekeeper has to have a significant amount of knowledge about the products made out of honey and honeycomb and the target audiences for these products to ensure that the business is a profitable...

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  • Hot To Calm Aggressive Bees?
    Hot To Calm Aggressive Bees?
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    Aggressive bees can become very hard to handle. If you are new to beekeeping, a sudden change of attitude in your bees may alarm you. But there are several underlying reasons that can make your bees aggressive. It is important that you understand what’s going wrong to reach the right solution. Let us first look at the main reasons why your bees are getting aggressive and we will discuss the solutions for each of these problems.

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  • Bee Sting Symptoms And Causes
    Bee Sting Symptoms And Causes
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    People who are allergic to bee stings often do not want to spend time outdoors on warm days. And those who have never been hurt by a bee sting, fear that they might get stung. For many people, bee stings give them short-term ache and irritation. Mostly, bee stings are simply annoying, and you can easily treat them at home. But before all of that, you need to understand things that would help you identify bee sting effects.

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  • How To Heal Bee Sting?
    How To Heal Bee Sting?
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    It’s not unheard of that somebody got stung by a bee. It can happen quickly. One minute, you are sitting peacefully in a garden and next you get stung by a bee. It can be painful and you can feel a lot of symptoms like hives, irritation, rashes, and more. To help you ease the pain and panic, it’s important you know how to deal with a bee sting. Given below are the steps:

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  • Types Of Bees
    Types Of Bees
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    When it comes to a bee, perhaps the first thing that crosses your mind is bee sting. However, there is a lot more to the bees than you might know. You are perhaps not entirely aware of the various aspects of the bees' world. They provide truly-appreciated support by helping with pollination of all kinds of flowers and plants. There are a variety of bees, including social and solitary bees. So let's have a look at what are social and solitary bees:

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  • Safety Tips For Beekeeping
    Safety Tips For Beekeeping
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    Beekeeping is not an easy task, especially when it involves annoyed bees. One of the most intimidating ideas for those into beekeeping business is the risk of getting stung. When you work as a beekeeper, you work in close proximity to bees on a regular basis. However, along with your own protection, you also have to think about other people living around your hives. Although bees are not exactly aggressive, they would sting you to defend themselves. Irrespective of whether beekeeping is...

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  • Do You Really Need A Foundation Comb?
    Do You Really Need A Foundation Comb?
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      Like any form of art, different people have their own preferences and approaches when it comes to beekeeping. With new products coming up every day, it has become technically easier for a new beekeeper to set up his own apiary to collect honey or just to pursue beekeeping as a hobby. However, experienced beekeepers prefer more natural and difficult ways to the entire process. Going with foundation or foundationless frames is one such important decision that you have to take when you are...

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