Feeding Bees In Winter

feeding bees in winter

Feeding Bees In Winter Even though bees are self-sustainable by producing their own food, they still sometimes require our help. During winter, you might notice that your colony’s honey supply is low. This can happen especially during particularly long, cold winters. If you do notice a low supply, it’s crucial to feed your bees. But …

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Varroa Mite Treatment For Bees

Varroa Mite Treatment

Varroa Mite Treatment For Bees If you’re a honeybee farmer, Varroa mites are a problem you will inevitably have to face, along with other interfering insects such as moths, ants and beetles. If you’re worried about your hive, or you’re dealing with a Varroa mite problem right now, don’t panic. The thought of an infected …

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How To Use & Maintain A Pollen Trap

how to use pollen traps

Pollen Traps I don’t have to explain that honey is all the rage—it has been since the dawn of time. It’s not the only product we can collect from bees, though. Pollen is valuable in its own right and is worth some attention too. While not an essential piece of beekeeping equipment, you can harvest …

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What Is A Honey Refractometer & How To Use One

Honey Refractometer

Honey Refractometers Honey harvesting is a large part of beekeeping. It’s one of the most popular reasons why people choose to become beekeepers. Although it’s not the most complicated hobby in the world, there is a science to collecting good, consumable honey. Have you ever wondered how beekeepers know when honey is ready to be …

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Mason Bees – What They Are & How To Help Them

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Mason Bees – A Detailed Overview In the recent bee crisis (or bee apocalypse, as some call it) everyone focused their attention on honeybees. While it was great to see the world unite and campaign in favor of the bees, most people campaigned for the wrong species. Honeybees were never in trouble, but mason bees …

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Mason Bee House Installation & Maintenance Guide

mason bee houses

Building & Maintaining A Mason Bee House Interest in mason bees has increased in the last few years, and more and more people have decided to manage them and keep a mason bee house. They are passive to the point that they are harmless, and they require very little attention from you. They are a …

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How To Use A Honey Extractor

how to use a honey extractor

Honey Extractors Honey extractors can be an invaluable tool. Even though there’s some debate as to their necessity, they can improve your honey harvests if you use them as intended. They may seem like complicated pieces of machinery, but putting them to use is simpler than you might expect. Don’t be intimidated by them. I’m …

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How To Use A Bee Smoker Effectively

how to use a bee smoker

Bee Smokers In beekeeping, you’ll have to invest in a few tools that will help you manage your bees efficiently. One of the most important ones is the bee smoker. It’s a necessary tool in any beekeeper’s arsenal because it helps us keep our bees calm. It puts us at less risk of being stung. …

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Essential Beekeeping Equipment For Managing A Hive

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Essential Beekeeping Equipment Looking to start a hobbyist beekeeper career? Wondering what is the essential beekeeping equipment for getting started? What to invest in first? Options are plentiful and can seem overwhelming to inexperienced apiarists. Luckily, caring for bees doesn’t have to be a daunting responsibility. Besides acquiring the bees themselves, there is a full …

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