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  • How long it takes bees to build honeycombs?
    How long it takes bees to build honeycombs?
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    If you are one of those rare species who don't know what a honeycomb is, let's begin with that.

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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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  • What Are Bumble Bees And Do They Make Honey?
    What Are Bumble Bees And Do They Make Honey?
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    A lot of beekeepers are often curious about other members of the bee family like bumblebees, which can be easily sighted because of their bright black and yellow color. We have had a lot of people ask if the bumblebees can also make honey so here are some details about these vibrant-looking pollinators:

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  • Why Do Bees Become Aggressive?
    Why Do Bees Become Aggressive?
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    Managing and maintaining apiaries have become an increasingly common sight today. While some do it as a hobby which they are passionate about, others pursue beekeeping as a source of income or as a way to harvest some fresh organic honey. However, there is one common problem that you have to deal with during beekeeping. Aggressive bees! Though they are docile most of the time and can be handled carefully, there are some cases where the bees become extremely aggressive and difficult to deal with.

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  • How Long Does A Queen Bee Take To Lay Eggs?
    How Long Does A Queen Bee Take To Lay Eggs?
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    Every colony has a single queen bee – the one who rules the roost and is responsible for producing new bees. While her survival depends on the rest of the bees in the colony, the rest of the bees are also equally dependent on the queen to continue laying eggs so that the colony can thrive. This inter-dependence is at the heart of every bee colony. So let’s find out how quickly a queen bee can start laying eggs and the factors affecting it.

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  • How To Know When To Harvest Honey From Your Beehives
    How To Know When To Harvest Honey From Your Beehives
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    Like every other crop beekeeping also needs to be harvested but unlike the other culture where we can easily figure out when to take out the harvest here, we find it bit difficult to know it out from outside. Therefore what indicators we should follow in order to know when is the correct time to take out the harvest. According to expertise, there are a couple of signs that we need to look forward to but the conditions and circumstances that we are relying on, may vary from place to place. A...

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  • How to Clean Beekeeping Gloves Clean
    How to Clean Beekeeping Gloves Clean
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    Beekeeping is a strenuous job and because the beehives need to be cleaned at regular intervals. Beehives will gather propolis, old wax, dirt, debris of the hives and bad honey. Dirty hives invite pests, parasites and diseases. Cleaning their hives make the gloves dirty and sticky with the remains of the beehive and the stings that have been left by bees on them while you were doing your job. Here is a short guide on how to clean the dirty bee gloves.

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  • Tips for Beekeeping in Colder Climates
    Tips for Beekeeping in Colder Climates
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    Winters are crucial for the bees and bee-keepers should ensure that the bees are healthy enough to survive the cold temperatures. Poor management of hives can destroy the hives and leave the bees dead. We have a list of tips that will help you manage the beehives during the winter.

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  • Do The Bees Hibernate In The Winter?
    Do The Bees Hibernate In The Winter?
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    Many bees and wasps go into hibernation when the cold months of the year arrive. In a lot of species of bees, only the queen manages to live through the winter. Then they come out in spring to rebuild a colony. However, honey bees are one of those that stay all through the winter. They do it regardless of the cold temperatures and lack of flowers. Not all bees act the same way. Some bees hibernate while some work hard to keep warm and fed. Honey bees and bumble bees belong to the same...

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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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  • Types Of Bee Nests
    Types Of Bee Nests
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    A bee nest is also called as beehive by some people. But, there is a slight difference in both of them. Hive is a man-made structure to keep honeybee nest wherein the bee nest is naturally made by bees and are hanging and exposed. Western honeybees and Eastern honeybees are the main species for honey production and are mainly kept by beekeepers for honey production. 

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  • Reason For High Colony Losses This Year
    Reason For High Colony Losses This Year
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    The year has seen a steep decline in the population of bees in colonies by almost 40%. This is reported by beekeepers all over the country and has become a topic of concern for most people. Honey bees today are the backbone of the agricultural industry as they contribute to natural pollination of more than 80% of cultivated crops.

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