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Beekeeping Helps Depression

Bees are a crucial part of our ecosystem. If it weren’t for bees, our food supply would suffer substantially. Bees pollinate an abundance of crops, and of course, without bees, we’d be without items that have honey or beeswax in them. It’s because of this that we must thank our beekeepers. However, there are also ways that beekeeping helps beekeepers. These individuals need to maintain their mental health. There are ways that beekeeping can help depression.

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How to Control Moisture in the Beehive

Moisture Control in the Beehive

Moisture in the beehive has several negative effects on the well-being of the hive, the worst of all being that it endangers the honeybee colony living there. Proper ventilation of the beehive ensures adequate moisture control. There are various ways you can go about ensuring moisture levels in the beehive do not go too high. This article shares tips on how to control moisture in the beehive and looks at the various beekeeping equipment you can use to achieve this. Too much moisture in the beehive leads to organisms such as fungi, finding it easier to establish themselves in the beehive. It can also lead to condensation and droplets falling on bees. Honey bees can die when the cold water droplets fall on them.

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How to Protect Honeybees from Bears

How to Protect Honeybees from Bears

Among the many predatory animals that are bad news for honeybees, bears rank quite high. Whether a grizzly or black bear, honeybees do not look forward to the day a bear visits their beehive. At best, the bear gets to the brood quickly and eats their fill and then leaves the beehive. In most cases however, a honeybee colony is lost when a bear attacks a beehive. While the bear eats honey, its main target is usually the larvae in the brood chambers. The high protein content of larvae and honeybee eggs makes them prime targets for bears. This article looks at how bears damage beehives and the honeybee colonies in them. It also shares tips on how to protect honeybees from bears.

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How to Make Your Beehive Thrive

How to Make Your Beehive Thrive

Beekeeping is a rewarding job or a hobby, but it also comes with many challenges. The prognosis for the future is always grim for the bees, and it seems like they might be coming true. However, no matter how many challenges beekeeping can provide for the bee owner, there’s nothing that can’t be overcome with some planning. So, if you’re set on trying to start your own colony, here’s how you can make it thrive. 

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Ideas to Go Backyard Camping

Backyard Camping

Camping is one of the oldest and arguably most popular outdoor activities. Anyone who’s looking for some good old outdoor fun should consider camping as one of the options. That said, it’s worth mentioning that if you wish to go camping, you will usually need to prepare well in advance, to ensure that you’ve got all you may need. However, if you add a bit of a nontraditional twist to this fun activity, you can enjoy it practically whenever you feel like it. Backyard camping has become a very popular option, especially for people who can’t really afford to up and go camping whenever they feel like spending time in nature. It’s also a great option for kids to have some outdoor fun, while still staying safe. So, let’s explore some fun backyard camping ideas.

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Tips on How to Create an Eco-Garden

Eco-Garden

Spring is almost here, so now is the right time to start thinking about planning a garden that will provide you with many benefits. Gardening is a great activity that allows you to soak up the sun, get some fresh air and burn some calories. But, that’s not all. If you go organic, you’ll also get to help the world around you. Here are some of the best tips that will help you create an eco-garden that’s easy on the eyes and on the planet. 

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What is Being Done to Save the Bees?

Solutions to Save Bees

Challenges that make the survival of bees difficult have largely been identified. Efforts to address them are being made in different countries by various government agencies, organizations and individuals. This article looks at the threats facing bees and possible solutions to save the bees. Being highly independent and resilient insects, bees fly many miles to forage for food, defend against attacks and survive harsh weather including winter. But even then, there are basic requirements for the survival of bees.

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Trucking Bees – How to Move a Beehive

Trucking Bees - How to Move a Beehive

The location of a beehive is not fixed, and sometimes it becomes necessary to transport beehives, especially over long distances. The work is hard but the entire process is not complicated at all. When you need to truck bees, you should take their needs and behavior into consideration. Proper preparations and provision for feed are needed by the beekeeper moving their bees for various purposes. In pollination season, beehives are moved long distances. This guide takes you through moving beehives and making sure that the honeybee colonies inside are well taken care of. It provides you with detailed information about trucking bees and how to move a beehive.

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Clipping the Wings of Honeybee Queens

Clipping the Wings of Honeybee Queens

Beekeepers clip the wings of honeybee queens to prevent swarming. The effectiveness of this practice is in the balance. Research has found out that clipping may not increase queen supersedure. It also has very little impact on honey production. At the same time, clipping the queen bee’s wings has been observed to lead to supersedure. Some colonies see the queen with clipped wings as unhealthy and replace her. This article takes you through clipping honeybee wings and why it is done. It also looks at arguments both for and against the practice.

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