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How to Get Bees to Make More Honey

How to Get Bees to Make More Honey

Getting bees to make more honey is important for beekeepers. Beekeepers that are in it for honey as one of their beehive products need to get the best harvest they possibly can. Proper beekeeping practices must be followed by the beekeeper for a rewarding harvest. While honeybees will do it naturally on their own, they can in fact can be encouraged to make more comb or honey. It is important to know know how to get bees to make more honey to enjoy high yields every harvest time.

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Check out the Best Candle Making Beeswax Sticks

Candle Making Beeswax Kit

Alongside honey, beeswax is one of the most popular beehive products. Beeswax can be used in a variety of ways, which we'll be looking at in this article. Some beekeepers sell their wax in the form of sheets to make various products. This article looks at the best candle making beeswax sticks and reviews a kit that you can use to make candles. The kit that is reviewed has its beeswax in form of sheets.

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Maintaining Hygiene in the Beehive

Maintain Hygiene in the Beehive

Maintaining hygiene in the beehive contributes greatly to having a honeybee colony that is healthy and productive. Hygiene prevents occurrence of diseases that affect honeybees. In a beekeeping operation, there are many aspects of hygiene. They encompass apiary hygiene, beehive hygiene, and the general hygiene of your beekeeping operation. Honeybees clean their beehive or seal up unwanted materials in propolis and resins. Sometimes, however, you need to help the bees maintain the best hygiene levels in the beehive. Beehive hygiene is largely about cleanliness, and the environmental conditions inside the beehive. Here is all the information you need, and useful tips about maintaining hygiene in the beehive.

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Plastic Beehives vs Wooden Beehives – Which Should You Get?

Plastic Beehives vs Wooden Beehives

Honeybees require very specific conditions for them to stay in a beehive. The materials used to make a beehive determine whether it is hospitable to bees or not. Advances in technology have given beekeepers choice in the materials they use for their beehives. Traditionally, wood has been the preferred material in the construction of beehives. Bees take to wood with ease because it is natural and it is great for organic beekeepers who want nothing to do with synthetic materials. On the other hand, plastic has been demonstrated to be applicable in beekeeping including in the making of beehives. This is in addition to the many beehive parts that are today available in plastic. In this article we'll discuss the breakdown of plastic beehives vs wooden beehives.

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Beekeeping Activities & Tasks for Each Season – Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter

Beekeeping can present many daunting challenges for those who are not ready to tackle the effects of weather changes on the lives, and hives of bees. Every season of the year has its unique dos and don’ts for beekeeping processes. You not only have to be aware of the challenges you will face while caring for the bees and hives, but you also have to be prepared to adapt to the changes in the environment and their respective effect on the hives to ensure survival. Depending on where you live, there is a four-season cycle per year and its respective seasonal management activities for successful beekeeping are discussed in this article.

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Where to Start if You Want to Take Care of the Environment. Eight Rules for Students

Today's youth are more concerned about the environment than ever before. Students are trying to incorporate new trends not only in their studies, using modern courses and paper help, but also trends in environmental friendliness. They understand that being aware of this issue allows us to remember that much in protecting the environment and making our places greener also depends on ourselves. After talking to various experts, we have formulated eight golden rules for students striving to live an environmentally friendly lifestyle.

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Gardening and its Health Benefits

Gardening is not for everyone. Nevertheless, it is an activity that can promote physical, mental, and emotional health. Your front or backyard is more than a space where you can sit with family and friends to feel one with nature as you unwind or entertain guests. You can till the land to grow some produce or plant flowers to enhance your property’s overall look.

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How to Fertilize Pasture

Thinking of fertilizing your pasture? Not sure how to do it the right way? When you have horses it becomes mandatory to have a few acres of the land dedicated to pasture. Planting pasture not only reduces the feeding cost of the horses but also manages environmental issues like salinity, …

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What Are Emergency Queen Cells?

Emergency Queen Cells

Honeybees will make a new queen without notice. These small creatures have been naturally wired to do this, and you will certainly have little control over it. The making of queen cells portrays two things. Firstly, it means you have a strong honeybee colony and you only need to manage them well for a few months to get a new healthy queen. Secondly, this may mean the colony expansion rate has surpassed the available space and it needs to split. You therefore need to have a plan on how to handle this, otherwise you might end up losing half of your honeybees or a swarm might hurt people within the locality. Fortunately, you can interrupt colony development and honey production as a strategy of combating swarming. Honeybees will build emergency queen cells for a number of reasons, perhaps within or beyond your control. Join us as we find out more about these queen cells.

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How to Make a Living Off Your Hobby Farm

Whether you started a hobby farm to pursue your love of animals or get off the grid and work toward a lifestyle of self-sufficiency, you’re certainly living the dream. But why let it stop there? Using your land to generate profit is the ultimate side hustle! Monetizing your hobby farm will bring you one step closer to quitting your day job and living the homesteading dream full-time! And there are so many ways to go about it. Here are some ideas to help you earn a living off of your hobby farm.

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