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How to Decrystallize Honey
May 23, 2019 · · Honey & Beeswax

Add to Favorites Every so often someone asks me how to decrystallize honey. Now, they don’t use those exact words. Usually, the conversation goes something like this. “Um, I’m not …

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How Do I Know if My Bees Are Too Hot?
May 19, 2019 · · Health & Pests

Add to Favorites One of my favorite places to be on our property is in the bee yard. I will occasionally sneak in there with camera in hand and just …

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Are Russian Honey Bees More Resistant to Varroa and Tracheal Mites?
May 14, 2019 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites Ask the Expert: Are Russian honey bees more resistant to varroa and tracheal mites?  There is some research suggesting Russian honey bees are somewhat resistant to varroa …

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My Flow Hive: Three Years In

Add to Favorites Many people are familiar with the look of a common Langstroth beehive. They can easily recognize the classic white stacked (or sometimes colorfully painted) boxes forming a …

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OAV Varroa Mite Treatment: Ask the Expert!
May 3, 2019 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites Josh Vaisman replies to questions from his article: How to Treat Varroa Mites with Oxalic Acid Vaporizer (OAV) “knockdown” treatment: Jim writes:I loved your article on monthly …

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Succession Planting With the Best Plants for Bees

Add to Favorites Even before we began keeping bees, we tried to garden in such a way as to not harm bees and other pollinators. Now that we are keeping …

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Why We Need to Protect Native Pollinator Habitat

Add to Favorites Doug Ottinger – Regardless of whether we live a rural lifestyle, an urban one, or something in between, our existence, and continuance of the world as we …

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Should You Feed Native Bees?

Add to Favorites Do you know if the sugar water will work for wild bees as well? I haven’t undertaken starting my own hive, but I usually have quite a …

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Make Your Own Beeswax Wraps
March 19, 2019 · · Honey & Beeswax

Add to Favorites By Amanda Paul – As we are all aware, plastic is everywhere — in our households, landfills, and even in the deepest depths of the ocean. Beeswax …

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Controlling Varroa Mites with Oxalic Acid Drizzle Method

Add to Favorites By David Bridgers, North Carolina My research project was a collaboration with N.C. State University and Dr. David Tarpy on the control of varroa mites. It is …

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