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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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Wax Moth Treatment to Help Your Bees Win the Battle
February 1, 2019 · · Health & Pests

All hives, even healthy ones, will have wax moths. I didn’t understand this when we first started beekeeping. I thought that if we were good beekeepers our hives wouldn’t get …

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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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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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Tips for Planting Flowers That Attract Bees
February 1, 2019 · · Plants & Pollination

Bees contribute so very much to our world and unfortunately, we often neglect to recognize that. Oh, we know in our heads that over 150 fruits and vegetables need pollination …

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11 Must-Have Beekeeping Supplies for Beginners
February 1, 2019 · · Hives & Equipment

When our son first decided he wanted to keep bees and we started looking at beekeeping supplies, we learned pretty quickly that starting beekeeping can be pricey. Since we are really …

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Make a DIY Honey Extractor
February 1, 2019 · · Hives & Equipment

A honey extractor is usually one of the last pieces of equipment that a beekeeper gets after learning how to raise bees. Starting beekeeping can be pricey, but there are some ways to …

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5 Honey Bees to Consider, Including Buckfast Bees
February 1, 2019 · · Beekeeping 101

One of the first questions a beekeeper asks is, “What kind of bees should I keep?” There are many bees to choose from: Carniolan, German, Italian, Russian, and Buckfast bees, …

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How to Set Up a Backyard Apiary
February 1, 2019 · · Hives & Equipment

About six years ago our son (who was 12 at the time) told us he wanted to start keeping bees. Beekeeping was something we were interested in starting and this was …

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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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