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What To Know As Spring Unfolds Into Summer

If April is the beekeeping equivalent of planting time, then May is when our efforts start to germinate.

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What is Honey Bee Dysentery?
February 1, 2019 . · Health & Pests

Beekeeping is rife with confusing terminology that can baffle even experienced beekeepers. Honey bee dysentery is a perfect example. In humans, dysentery is a contagious illness caused by bacteria that …

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How to Customize Your Hive With a Screened Inner Cover and Imirie Shim
February 1, 2019 . · Hives & Equipment

Just as you can alter the entrance to your Langstroth beehive, you can also alter the top. Two pieces of optional equipment to consider are a screened inner cover and …

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Sun and Shade for Bees: What is the Right Mix?
February 1, 2019 . · Hives & Equipment

Many factors are important in determining a beehive location, including the relative amounts of sun and shade for bees. Many beekeepers insist that honey bee hives should be placed in …

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5 Tips for Starting Beekeeping

By Josh Vaisman, Colorado – A few years back my wife, Greta, announced we’d be taking on a new adventure; starting beekeeping. Truth be told, I was terrified my wife had …

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The Importance of Winterizing Beekeeping Equipment

By Alexis Griffee, Florida Winterizing beekeeping equipment, while the hive sleeps, avoids problems when the weather warms up. As the cooler weather rolls in, our thoughts on the farm often drift to …

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Tips for Planting Flowers That Attract Bees
February 1, 2019 . · Plants & Pollination

Bees contribute so very much to our world and unfortunately, we often neglect to recognize that. Oh, we know in our heads that over 150 fruits and vegetables need pollination …

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How to Set Up a Backyard Apiary
February 1, 2019 . · Hives & Equipment

About six years ago our son (who was 12 at the time) told us he wanted to start keeping bees. Beekeeping was something we were interested in starting and this was …

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How Disease Can Cause Bee Population Decline

With movable frame colonies, beekeepers discovered pests and diseases that they only superficially knew about. Honeybees, like any other animal, are subject to the frailties of this sometimes pale existence.

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Top 10 Reasons for Starting Beekeeping

Why are honeybees important? Honeybees are important not because of honey, which certainly is a tasty, nutritious and more importantly, environmentally neutral sweet but honey is simply a by-product of pollination. Pollination is the most important thing honeybees do. Pollination is the transfer of pollen (male) to structures (stigma) on another flower of the same species.

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