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Everything you need to be a good beekeeper

  • 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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  • 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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  • Equipment Needed by Urban Beekeepers
    Equipment Needed by Urban Beekeepers
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      Beekeeping today has become a popular concept globally. While some do it just to harvest some fresh honey for themselves, there are others who just pursue it as a hobby. Beekeeping is also done on a large scale either for agricultural purposes or to harvest honey and related products such as beeswax, among others. Are you considering to take up beekeeping? Read this article to get to know what exactly you need to maintain and grow your apiary.

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  • Getting Your Beehives Ready For Spring
    Getting Your Beehives Ready For Spring
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      Beekeeping is a meticulous process that needs a lot of work and attention. During the different seasons of time and weather, bees generally have a different level of activities. When it comes to spring, the main activities that occur is an increase in the population of the colony. At the same time, the bees also build up stocks of honey. In order to avoid unwanted results, it is important to ensure that your beehives are ready for spring.

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  • Plastic or Wood Frames for Your Beehives
    Plastic or Wood Frames for Your Beehives
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    Beekeepers have two options while choosing the material for the beehive frame – plastic and wood. Wood is a traditional and natural frame for the bees. Plastic, on the other hand, an innovation in beekeeping culture. So, here is a quick comparison of both these materials that will help you decide which one to pick for your bees.

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  • Common Mistakes Made by Beginner Beekeepers
    Common Mistakes Made by Beginner Beekeepers
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    Apiculture is exciting as much as it is a daunting job. You may have been inspired by several beekeepers, but when it comes to implementing it, there are some mistakes that a beginner ought to make. However, you can avoid these petty blunders by following some of these tips to ensure your beekeeping journey is somewhat lesser challenging:

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  • How To Safely Transport And Relocate Your Hives
    How To Safely Transport And Relocate Your Hives
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    Transporting hives with Bees is definitely a daunting task that should be handled very carefully. Everything should be well planned to lessen the disruption to the bees. Pollination is a reason of transporting hives. But, there are many other reasons like moving your house, repositioning the bees in cold weather, etc. So, transporting hives with bees is required at some point. Here is a small guide to safely transport and relocate your hives. Follow the below steps and you can do the...

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  • Understanding Mason Jar Beekeeping
    Understanding Mason Jar Beekeeping
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    Mason jar beekeeping is the latest invention of beekeeping that is ideal for small places. You can install it at the rooftop, suburban backyard, or at similar places easily. This beekeeping process does not differ much from the ordinary hives. Here, some mason jars are fitted inside the ordinary hives. The bees will utilize the jars for making comb and honey. So, the jars will be filled with bee honey. Designing a Mason jar beekeeping is too simple. You need to have some woods, mason jars...

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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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  • 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...

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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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  • 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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