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Amazing Things You Can Make out of Beeswax

Bees are essential for human life - they pollinate 75% of farmed crops and 90% of wild plants. If bees became extinct, there would be widespread global famine, and humans would soon be extinct too. Not only are they of utmost importance for the ecosystem; bees also produce wax that can be used for some amazing products. It’s not just good for polishing furniture: beeswax is actually a valuable commodity. If the bees produce 1lb of wax, they would have to consume between 6 and 8 lbs of honey. Beeswax is also antibacterial and antifungal, which is why it is often used in toiletries. This versatile product simply wouldn’t be possible without the bees. 

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How to Package, Label and Transport Honey

Harvesting your own honey is a magical experience. The ups and downs that you go through from the start of beehive selection, hive placement, constant monitoring, and many other activities associated with beekeeping, will all be worth it once you get your first harvest. Honey is a commodity that is seemingly always in demand, and its health benefits can never be emphasized enough. The current era where people are keen with what goes into their bodies has catapulted even more the demand for pure honey. It can be sold bottled or broken down into honey filled comb pieces that are ready for sale. Honey bee products such as beeswax, royal jelly, and pollen are also in high demand and are sold by beekeepers just the same. In this article, we offer helpful insights on how to package, label and transport honey.

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Impact of Climate Change on the Agroindustry

Climate change is the number one concern in today’s food industry, especially agriculture. It has completely reshaped the ecosystem in more ways than one. The massive heat waves, floods, droughts, and gas emissions have resulted in billion-dollar losses. To even have the slightest chance to adapt to the constant changes, we will need all the information we can get. That’s why we compiled some practical knowledge of all the challenges that lie ahead. Here is a list of some of the biggest impacts of climate change on the agroindustry sector.

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7 Leadership Lessons from Wise Bees

7 Leadership Lessons from Wise Bees

Bees, while small, are one of the most hard-working insects there are. For example, a beehive can fly 90,000 miles, which is as long as three orbits of the earth only to collect one kg of honey. Bees have always been able to uniquely fit themselves in all aspects of education like literature, philosophy, art, and more. Albert Einstein once famously said, "If the bee disappears from the earth, man would only have four more years to live." This statement alone expresses the importance of this tiny insect in the life of the earth. Among all characteristics of bees that one can learn from, leadership is one of the most important ones.

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The Importance of School Gardens

Girl in School Garden

Education goes beyond syllabus coverage. That is why in recent years, there has been a growing concern and drive to redefine content delivery. Educators and other stakeholders have found the need to come up with innovative concepts to drive learning and influence behavior and habits. The school garden, for instance, has proven beneficial in the integration of disciplines such as sciences, health, art, and mathematics. The benefits of school gardens seep through to the student’s performance and conduct. Having learners grow things teaches them valuable life-lessons that are then manifested in their interaction with academics. All these perks are attained due to the impact of using a hands-on approach to learning. Research shows that these interactive lessons, that allow learners to participate actively.

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