How To Keep Ants Out Of Your Beehive

Keeping Ants Out Of Your Beehive When protecting your beehive from an ant invasion, it’s best to be proactive rather than reactive. Pest management can include using physical deterrents to keep pests out of the beehive in the first place. If you already have an invasive ant problem, there are several fast-acting solutions you can …

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How To Deal With Aggressive Honey Bees

Aggressive Honeybees Aggressive honeybees can be dealt with by using the following steps: Re-queen Feed your bees Place your hives in controlled environments Keep the environment clean Use your smoker and suit The transition period from summer to fall is the most common period for bees to be aggressive. What causes this kind of behavior? …

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How To Move A Beehive

How To Move A Beehive Moving a beehive requires precision, patience and a bit of finesse. It’s not merely a case of picking up a hive and relocating it. Small holes mean bees can escape, and a tightly sealed beehive could suffocate your bees. There’s a right way to do every step, and we’re here …

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Why Do Some Bees Leave Their Hive?

Why Do Bees Leave Their Hives? Excellent beekeepers know how to be in tune with their colonies and understand the finesse of dealing with bees. This is why it’s especially painful when one finds their colony population decreasing, and realize that some bees have simply up and left their hive. What just happened? Why do …

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Should You Use A Queen Bee Excluder?

Should You Use A Queen Bee Excluder? Using a queen bee excluder can: Make honey collection very easy. Help the beekeeper to locate the queen bee fast. Cause overcrowding and overheating of the beehive. A queen excluder is an optional piece of beekeeping equipment, separating the queen bee laying eggs from the honey supers. That’s …

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Why Are Bees So Important For The Planet?

Why Are Bees So Important For The Planet? The roles that bees play in our planet are: Global pollinators Maintain healthy ecosystems Responsible for many of our favorite crops Huge part of the global food economy Sustains livelihoods around the world Production of honey! Bees are the world’s most important pollinators of food crops, making …

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What To Do If You Find Dead Bees During Winter

Finding Dead Bees In Winter Here are our top tips on what to do if you find dead bees during winter: Don’t panic Provide the hive with some sugar water Check the hive temperature Add extra honey for warmth As a beekeeper, what you want is a healthy hive and happy bees. This means that …

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