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Beekeeping Calendar April/May
April 28, 2022 · · Hive Highlights

Add to Favorites A guide to Beekeeping in the Northern Hemisphere. Loving Hive Highlights? Download other helpful resources in this series! CLICK HERE to get your pdf!

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Installing a New Queen Bee to Change Genetics
April 27, 2022 · · Health & Pests

Changing genetics (and achieving diversity) can be achieved by installing a new queen bee or “requeening.” Is this the solution to better overwintering in the Northeast?

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All That Buzz About Bees

Honeybees have played an important role in the history of our country. Down through the years, farmers have raised bees for our use.

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Who is the Queen Honey Bee and Who is in the Hive with Her?
April 27, 2022 · · Beekeeping 101

The honey bee hive is a busy place where every bee has a job. The hive consists of the queen honey bee, the drones, and the workers. Part of learning how to raise bees is learning what role every bee fills.

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Erika Thompson, Queen Bee of Social Media’s Beekeeping and Bee Removals
April 26, 2022 · · Beekeeping

Add to Favorites “The day that I brought home my first colony of bees and started my first hive in my backyard changed my life forever,” Erika Thompson founder and …

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Medicinal Use of Bee Venom
April 22, 2022 · · Honey & Beeswax

The medicinal use of bee venom dates back thousands of years, by some accounts as far back as the Stone Age.

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When “Honey-Colored” Means Blue
April 22, 2022 · · Honey & Beeswax

Honey-colored is a term common in songs, poems, and romance novels. However, as those who keep bees know, honey is not always a glorious shade of yellow.

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Successful Hive Move Hinges on Preparation

A hive move can be spurred for many reasons. Relocating an established hive is not a simple act of picking up and moving.

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Preparing for The Queen Honey Bee
April 20, 2022 · · Beekeeping 101

There is a decision to be made when starting beekeeping and ordering bees: do you want the two-pound or three-pound hive? You will only get one queen, but how many worker bees do you need right off the bat? That depends on your hive in your honey bee farming project.

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Bees Are Friends:

Everyone can be a friend to the bees, even toddlers. You don’t necessarily have to own hives and a bee suit to do so. It all starts with the heart, and if we can educate and empower our communities to love bees instead of fear them — it’s a domino effect from there.

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