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Keeping Bees Inside for Winter

Keeping Bees Inside for Winter

Beekeeping is an agricultural practice that requires management of its various aspects. The successful caring for bees in the cold season of winter is important for a good production year in spring. Beekeepers therefore use various methods and equipment to help their honey bee colonies survive winter. One of these methods is keeping bees inside structures for the duration of winter. In this article, we look at keeping bees inside for winter and the use of greenhouses to shelter bees from the cold.

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How to Conduct a Beehive Inspection

Beehive Inspection

Regular beehive inspection is important in monitoring the progress of your bees. You are able to identify problems early and solve them. Inspecting your beehive is important for both the beekeeper with a single beehive and those with apiaries. Different beehives have their unique inspection and maintenance schedules. Some hives may easily go for a long time without needing inspection while others may require weekly inspections. Beehives in their first year generally require more frequent inspections. In its second year, the hive will require considerably less inspections.

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How to Start a Honey Business that’s Profitable

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 and equipment you will need. It is also useful to have some knowledge about beekeeping and the know how of running a business in general. This guide on how to start a honey business details all of what you will need before getting into this sweet venture. Let's get started.

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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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Freezing Honey – Can Honey be Frozen?

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 in loss of the honey’s flavor, texture and nutritional value.

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Introduction to the Slovenian AZ Beehive

Slovenian AZ Beehive

The AZ beehive, also referred to as the Slovenian hive has evolved over the years and what can be seen presently is quite different from the original design. A notable differentiating feature of an AZ hive is that it does not have honey supers and does not require heavy lifting. The hive is gaining massive acceptance across the globe including the US and Canada.

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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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