Month: March 2019

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100 Tips For Beginner BeeKeepers!

Do you want to jump into beekeeping but have no clue of how or where to start? Your reasons might be for the sweet honey or other hive products, as a hobby, for pollination assistance and commercial purposes, Right? Regardless of your motive in starting beekeeping, below are some incredible […]

Why I Became a Beekeeper

In this article we asked a good friend of ours called Gwendolyn why she decided to become a beekeeper. This is her inspiring story. The Beginning: If It Were Easy, It Wouldn’t Be Worth It Everyone must start at the beginning, and that is where I find myself now. The […]

Colony Collapse Disorder

Colony Collapse Disorder – What You Don’t Know

Honey bees are one of the most important insect species for our planet. This is because they are among the most important pollinators of food crops – without honey bees many plants cannot grow and multiply. However, there are many issues today that put honey bee populations at risk, including […]

How is Labor Divided in a Colony of Honey Bees?

How is Labor Divided in a Colony of Honey Bees?

Each honey bee colony is comprised of thousands of individuals, the majority of which are worker bees. All of these individual bees perform a variety of tasks within the hive in what seems to be a perfectly organized system. How do worker bees divide labor within the colony? The division […]

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Can Bees Kill Chickens?

Just like animals and human beings, chickens can also die from bee stings. Their stings contains the toxin melittin, histamine and other biogenic amines that are responsible for pain and itching. So, how can bees kill chickens? If a chicken that is highly tolerant to bee venom dies because of […]

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Do Bees Carry Diseases?

While we would like to encourage Bees into our gardens and open public places, we also don’t want to inadvertently introduce disease to where there was none originally. There are a few points to consider so you can take precautions and avoid having these diseases transmitted further. So, do bees […]

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Where Do Bees Make Hives – For Each Species

When bees are not making honey or busy helping the earth out by pollinating over 70 percent of it’s crop, bees are either building their hives or protecting it. If bees could actually hold on to something forever, it would be their hives. Many have found this the hard way […]

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Can Bees Carry Things?

Bees carry pollen for one thing, but apart from that, bees can carry nectar, water and lipids. They transport all of these between plants and back to the hives for food. But have you ever wondered how much weight they can fly with? Bees can carry a payload of mixed […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Begin Beekeeping?

Beekeeping is a fantastic hobby that can get expensive real quick if you don’t have any idea what you’re getting into. That’s why it’s important to set a proper expectation with a budget so you’re ready for anything. Compared to other agricultural practices, beekeeping is actually quite cheap! And after […]

Royal Jelly: It’s Surprising Story

While we all probably love honey, what many people don’t know is that honey isn’t the only thing bees produce. There are many amazing things bees can do, and making royal jelly is certainly one of them. So what is royal jelly? Royal jelly is a substance that worker bees […]