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How Do Bees Survive Winter Without Pollen?
September 9, 2022 · · Health & Pests

All during the foraging season, honey bees collect pollen and nectar. How do bees survive the winter without fresh pollen?

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Making Splits: Nucleus Colony
September 1, 2022 · · Hives & Equipment

Making a nucleus colony is a simple skill that any beekeeper at any stage can readily accomplish when keeping a few basics in mind.

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Honey Cranberry Orange Muffins
August 31, 2022 · · Honey & Beeswax

It’s quite safe to say that cranberry orange muffins are a family favorite. I hope you enjoy these mildly sweet, satisfying bites of autumn.

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Granny’s Southern Honey Cornbread

When it comes to cornbread, Granny’s honey cornbread is truly the best. Just a hint of sweet, making it a hit to those who like their cornbread sweet and those who don’t like it very sweet.

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Honey Pumpkin Maple Granola

This honey pumpkin maple granola is a fun recipe for the whole family. Not only is it tasty, but it uses honey and maple syrup to sweeten.

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When Art and Science Mesh:

Those who mesh together both art and science are a decidedly rare breed. For Dr. Barrett Klein, what started as a boyhood interest in bugs went to a whole new level.

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Varroa Treatments Explained
August 26, 2022 · · Health & Pests

Treatments to combat varroa vary with options ranging from soft chemicals to the so-called hard chemicals. This article will help get you started in your quest on selecting the best varroa treatments for your apiary and management practices.

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Is It Really Honey?

Adulteration of honey is a big problem. So, what, exactly, is fake honey and how does it affect the honey industry and why is it done?

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Mead: The Ancient Elixir
August 25, 2022 · · Honey & Beeswax

There are literally hundreds of different recipes and processes for making mead; however, there are ingredients, equipment, steps, and potential mistakes common to all.

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Beeswax: A Sweet Treat
August 25, 2022 · · Honey & Beeswax

Of all the thousands of commercial, industrial, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic uses for beeswax, the most underestimated is its edibility.

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