Health & Pests

Why do Bees Swarm?
February 1, 2019 · · Health & Pests

One of the most disappointing things that can happen to a beekeeper is to have a hive swarm. After it happened to us, we decided we really needed to find …

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How to Make Fondant for Bees
February 1, 2019 · · Health & Pests

Fondant for bees is a little different than the fondant that you find at the bakery. The bakery fondant can have high fructose corn syrup, cornstarch, coloring, and flavorings added to it. Making fondant for bees is a lot like making candy.

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How to Make a Bee Watering Station
February 1, 2019 · · Health & Pests

Most of us realize the importance of being wary of the heat for people, pets, and livestock, but we often forget that the bees could use a little extra help …

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Why Honey Bees Dying in the Hive Should Be Investigated
February 1, 2019 · · Health & Pests

Honey bees dying while you learn to care for the colony and hive is disappointing. It is important to look into the cause of honey bees dying to avoid it happening again. …

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How Disease Can Cause Bee Population Decline

With movable frame colonies, beekeepers discovered pests and diseases that they only superficially knew about. Honeybees, like any other animal, are subject to the frailties of this sometimes pale existence.

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Why Are Bees Declining?

By Deborah McSweeney – I am a long-time reader and love Countryside and Small Stock Journal  — it is one of the best! That said, I had to write in regards to …

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What Causes Colony Collapse Disorder in Honey Bees?

By Maurice Hladik – Growing up on the farm, my father had a few beehives so when I recently watched the documentary “What Are the Bees Telling Us?” It brought back …

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