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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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  • 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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  • Things to know about yellow jackets in the fall
    Things to know about yellow jackets in the fall
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    Yellow Jackets are aggressive insects with an unbearable sting and bite. Each insect can sting multiple times. These yellow and black insect species are generally found in North America. Yellow Jackets are found habitat in deep tree logs or wall cracks in the house. These nests are difficult to locate as the entrance is very small to be noted. The Yellow Jacket workers hunt for food within an area of 1000 feet from their nests.

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  • How To Divide Your Beehive In Two Parts
    How To Divide Your Beehive In Two Parts
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    Keeping bees is an amazing thing that only beekeepers can understand. There is a lot of fun and challenges involve in beekeeping. One of the things that you can struggle with is to divide your beehive into two groups. It is really a confusing task to divide one beehive into two different beehives.

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  • Plastic vs. Wax foundation? Here you can find, everything you need to know about it.
    Plastic vs. Wax foundation? Here you can find, everything you need to know about it.
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    A good foundation to begin your beekeeping journey is very important. This foundation is to kickstart the bees to build their own honeycomb, providing the exact size for the bees to make. Beekeepers can control the size as they require increased productivity. Foundations are also important to help new colonies adapt to a new beehive.

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