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Beehive Inspection Checklist
June 6, 2019 · · Hive Highlights

Add to Favorites The only way to know exactly what is going on in a beehive is to actually take a peek inside. This can be intimidating, especially to a …

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Feeding Honey Bees 101
June 5, 2019 · · Hive Highlights

Add to Favorites Many new beekeepers are surprised to learn that even established colonies need to be fed certain times of the year. Feed the bees? Wait a sec! I …

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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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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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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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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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What’s Safe to Use in Your Smoker?
March 5, 2019 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites H.J.M. writes: Is it safe to use the wood pellets for a Pellet grill in your bee smoker? +++++++ That’s a great question, H.J.M.! The simple answer …

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