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  • BeeKeepers Calendar
    BeeKeepers Calendar
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    A beekeepers calendar is divided into a total of 12 months. For a beekeeper, he/she can’t go easy on any month. Beehives need continuous care and protection all around the year. Here is how beekeepers plan their months:

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • Pros And Cons Of Using Taktic Bee Treatment For Varroa Mites
    Pros And Cons Of Using Taktic Bee Treatment For Varroa Mites
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    Varroa Mites are dangerous parasites that pose a big risk to the honey bee hives. This small creature has enough power to completely destroy a honey bee hive gradually. So, as a beekeeper, you need to ensure that your hive is Varroa mite free. There are several treatments available to eliminate this mite while Taktic bee treatment is one such highly effective way to get rid of the Varroa mites. This treatment is highly popular all across the globe and it’s been used by the beekeepers for...

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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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  • 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 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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  • Where Do Bees Sleep?
    Where Do Bees Sleep?
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    Living things need to sleep. Their sleep cycle may be different, but rest is important. Likewise, bees also sleep. A beehive is always humming with the busy bees. None of us have paid enough attention on where and how the bees sleep. Bees travel up to 3 miles in a day to collect pollen and nectar. They get tired and they sleep.

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