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  • Why Are Honey Bees Important To The Environment?
    Why Are Honey Bees Important To The Environment?
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    Honeybees help us in many ways that we are not even aware of. After all, the honeybee is the producer of one of the most favorite foods of human beings. It is a fact that the human race cannot live if all the honeybees get extinct from this world. It is because they are the main agent of pollination. There are also a lot of other reasons for you to start beekeeping in your backyard. 

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  • DIY Honeybee Feeder Bags & June Gap
    DIY Honeybee Feeder Bags & June Gap
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    June gap is a tough time for bee colonies because there is a shortage of food for the bees. It is a very strange phenomenon that occurs in United Kingdom and some other countries of the world. The term June gap refers to the shortage of nectar and pollen for the bees. This makes the survival of the colonies a lot more difficult.

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  • Why Use Cypress for Beehives
    Why Use Cypress for Beehives
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    There are a lot of beekeepers who want to do everything on their own. If you are a regular beekeeper, you must be well aware of the struggles of maintaining your beehive. One of the most important things you should consider is the type of wood to use in your beehive. There is a wide variety of woods available for beehives.

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  • This is the main reasons why you need a hive scale.
    This is the main reasons why you need a hive scale.
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    A very important tool that any beekeeper will ever use is a hive-scale. Hive scales let you monitor how much honey is present at the moment inside your hive. You can also take out other data such as their current and past weight according to your wish. People have survived without getting a hive scale in the past, but why say no to something which will only enhance your beekeeping. Here are the reasons why you need a hive scale. 

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  • How To Assemble Foundationless Frames
    How To Assemble Foundationless Frames
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    One of the most expensive things in beekeeping is buying frames. They can cost you a lot of money. However, if you assemble them yourself, then you can easily save some extra bucks to invest in other things. There are a lot of ways to assemble foundationless frames, but today we will tell you the most effective and easy way to assemble them.

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  • What Is Queen Cup?
    What Is Queen Cup?
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    Every beehive has a queen bee. Without a queen, a hive won’t be able to survive. The queen lays the eggs which are called the larvae which is the future of the hive. But if there is just one queen, then how is another queen decided? This is where the role of queen cups comes. A queen cup is a queen cell. These are the cells which go on to produce queen bees in the future. But these are just a mere form of insurances for the queen bee. If she wants to keep her role of queen, when the time...

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  • Tips to Keep your Package Bees from Leaving
    Tips to Keep your Package Bees from Leaving
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    If you are a beekeeper or have knowledge about it, you might also know a little about package bees. You can’t travel to forests and hunt for bees so that you can capture them and then start beekeeping. Bee packages are containers of bees which you can install into your hive for beekeeping. These packages have sugar syrup so that the bees inside can stay alive. Every package consists of a queen bee and some worker bees. But a problem which most of the beekeepers face is keeping the package...

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  • Six fascinating ways honeybees communicate
    Six fascinating ways honeybees communicate
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    A strong colony of honeybees works together buzzing and whirring. During summer, a productive hive will have 50,000 or more members, only then a colony is considered fully mature. Every bee in the hive is assigned with a job. Every little yellow bud strives hard foraging and collecting nectar, feeding the young larvae, producing honey and ensure the colony is enriched with food for surviving a week or more. The key factor behind this successful and efficient work is healthy communication.

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  • Why you shouldg grow buckwheat for bees?
    Why you shouldg grow buckwheat for bees?
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    It is susceptible to cultivate plants like flowers and herbs during the warm and productive months of summer. It is often difficult for the insects to manage as there is a surplus of forage available at this season of the year. Whereas in the autumn there is only a limited variety of flowers available for the remaining insects, one of them is honeybees. These bees pull off and survive for winter while the other stinging insects like yellow jackets and wasps die in large groups by this...

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  • Guide to attract mason bees
    Guide to attract mason bees
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    Few techniques are still useful, secure to keep the ecosystem safe by growing mason bees, tiny insects that gain popularity for both gardeners, including farmers. What is more, promoting your slice for the earth is natural mason bees –no matter how big or small this can help counteract the negative impacts of decreasing population of honey bees.

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  • Unknown Facts About Queen Bees
    Unknown Facts About Queen Bees
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    Like every group needs and has a leader to thrive in nature, the same is with bees. The leader of the bees is their queen bee. It is different in shape and size from the brooders or worker bees. Bees are very famous for producing honey, but if their queen bee dies, the group needs to find a new queen bee for themselves or else they will die.

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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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