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Growing Early Flowering Plants for Bees
September 13, 2019 · · Plants & Pollination

For most gardeners, fall is the time to bring in the last of the harvest, preserve and store what you’ve harvested, and put the garden to bed for the winter. …

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How to Treat Varroa Mites — A New Perspective
August 23, 2019 · · Health & Pests

My wife and I took a beginning beekeeping class before becoming backyard beekeepers. We learned about wax moth treatment and how to manage ants in beehives. We also learned how to …

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Which Bees Make Honey?
August 15, 2019 · · Beekeeping 101

While not all bees make honey, there are many species that do—perhaps hundreds.

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How to Manage Ants in a Beehive
May 11, 2019 · · Health & Pests

There is nothing quite like the sights and sounds of bees buzzing around, gathering pollen and nectar on a warm summer day. Summer and bees just seem to go together; …

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Succession Planting With the Best Plants for Bees

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 bees, our goal …

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Why We Need to Protect Native Pollinator Habitat

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 know it, is …

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The Varroa Mite: Know Your Enemy

By Josh Vaisman – Honey bees currently face three difficult challenges to their survival — a lack of quality nutrition, ubiquitous pesticides in the environment, and the scourge of the …

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Fascinating Queen Bee Facts for Today’s Beekeeper

By Josh Vaisman – Queen bees are fascinating and sophisticated creatures. Before starting your honey bee farm, there are some queen bee facts you must know in order to be a …

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Judging the Best Honey in the World

Marissa Ames – Where does the best honey in the world come from? And how is it determined “best?” That question has no definitive answer, since every honey-producing region may …

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The Basics of Making a Bee Hotel
February 1, 2019 · · Hives & Equipment

Even though we have several honey bee hives on our property, our strawberries were not getting pollinated. After a bit of research, we learned that strawberries aren’t a favorite of …

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