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Common Beginner Beekeeping Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Beginner Beekeeping Mistakes

The art of beekeeping has many challenges that affect both the beekeeper and bee colonies. These challenges often lead to mistakes by beginner beekeepers. They result in low beehive product yields and loss of honeybee colonies. Beginner beekeepers have a lot to learn, and they need not learn it the …

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Beehive Theft Prevention and Security

Beehive Theft Prevention and Security

Whether commercial or just a hobby, beekeeping is a considerable investment of both time and money, and as with all considerable investments, you must put measures in place to protect it. Beekeepers the world over have experienced beehive theft either in part or in whole. As such, they must take …

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Smart, Simple, Dollar-Stretching Ideas for Senior Gardeners

Senior Gardeners

There is something about getting outside in the fresh air, and working with plants and soil, that is good for the soul.  However, bending, digging and reaching are sometimes difficult, especially if strength or mobility is limited. Try these inexpensive, low-maintenance ideas to help keep your garden and landscape accessible …

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How to Store Honey – Best Practices

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Honey is a versatile food to have at hand. It is a sweetener and it boasts many medicinal properties. Many honey consumers also use it as an energy booster. Once harvested, honey can be stored in many ways. Beekeepers can store honey before selling it to consumers. You may also …

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Honey 101: Many Ways to Use it in Your Everyday Life

Honey 101

About the Author: Kara Brook is an artist with a lifelong fascination for beeswax who paints and sculpts with it. In 2010, she started beekeeping to produce her own encaustic medium and has developed a passion for the battle against the dangerous decline of the bee population and the precious …

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How to Start a Honey Business

How to Start a Honey Business

Beekeeping is a fun hobby for many, but perhaps you want to take it a bit further – to turn it into a profitable business. Starting a honey business will require you to properly plan and prepare before starting any operation. You will need adequate resources to buy the materials …

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Keeping Honey Bees Safe While Transporting and Relocating Hives

Although large numbers of honey bees are routinely transported for the purposes of pollination all over Northern America, a move can still be stressful for them. When you need to relocate a hive, it’s important to have everything planned in advance to minimize disruption to the bees. Whether you’re moving house, bringing …

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What to Know About Freezing Honey

Freezing Honey

Honey storage is an important part of beekeeping. Both beekeepers and consumers of honey should know how to store honey without diminishing its qualities. Freezing honey is one of the available methods for storing honey. It preserves the nutritional and antimicrobial properties of honey. Improper storage of honey may result …

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The Ultimate Guide for Using Essential Oils with Honeybees

Using Essential Oils with Honeybees

Essential oils are concentrated hydrophobic liquids. They have different aromatic compounds and are extracted from plants. Using essential oils in beekeeping helps beekeepers avoid applying chemicals and contaminants in their beehives. Using essential oils with honeybees is safe. The oils easily evaporate at normal temperatures, leaving no traces behind in …

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