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How to Install Package Bees – The Beginners Guide

Installing Package Bees

Beekeeping is a wonderful and satisfying activity for many people all over the world. It is a creative use of space for both conservation and profit purposes. Package bees are an excellent way for beekeepers to get started with a new hive. Installing package bees may also be used to strengthen weak colonies. This article will help you to have a smooth time as you will learn how to install package bees into your Langstroth top bar beehive.

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Pollen Patties – Are They Necessary?

Pollen Patties

Intensively managed hives in particularly have a dire need for feed supplements, more so, in areas where monoculture is common. The honey stores may not sustain the bee colony in such an area and it is also not possible to get a good quality at all times of the year. This may result in weak colonies that cannot compete and are prone to a greater risk of dying out. In such a case, pollen patties are indispensable for the survival of the bee colony and should be provided at the right quantity, location, and time.

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Top 10 Best Beekeeping Books for the Beginner’s Journey (2021)

Best Beekeeping Books

Beekeeping can be quite a puzzle for beginners. Even professionals are also bound to forget a thing or two every once in a while. A beekeeping book comes in handy for both of these groups. While websites such as BeeKeepClub are a good source of information, books go far more in depth. With many authors and publishers in the beekeeping industry, you may not be sure which book you should buy. That's why we decided to compile a list of our opinion of the best beekeeping books. Let's check them out.

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Gardening and Your Health

Gardening and beekeeping go hand in hand. Both activities are ideal for people who want to spend time outdoors in nature, and they complement each other in a perfect cycle. The bees benefit by having fresh flowers at their doorstep, while you get help with pollination. However, gardening isn’t just good for the bees, it’s also extremely good for you. Read on to learn more about gardening and your health.

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6 Surprising Ways Digging in the Dirt Can Boost Your Health

If you have been looking for the perfect hobby to improve your life, look no further than your own backyard. Gardening has kept humans healthy and nourished since the beginning of time, so it could be time for you to reap the benefits of this simple hobby. Need a little more convincing before you get your hands dirty? Here are just six of the many ways that gardening can bring joy and comfort to your life.

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Best Beekeeping Apps and Apiary Management Software (2021)

There are many beekeeping apps available on the market, but it may take some time before you find your ideal software. Beekeeping has been around for many centuries, and throughout its history, methods of maintaining bee colonies and hives have progressed, and technology has played a big part in its evolution. Though many beekeepers still use traditional approaches as taught in books, no one can deny the fact that modernization has contributed a lot to the continuance of beekeeping.

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Beekeeping for Pollination – Why it’s Important

Beekeeping for Pollination

For a better part of the last century, bees were primarily kept for purposes of producing honey. Pollination at the time occurred as a side benefit. Nonetheless, as the number of fields that require pollination increased and natural pollination declined, the practice of renting honeybee colonies for pollinating crops became popular. At the present day, literally thousands of bee colonies are rented by growers of a wide variety of crops that need pollination. This practice is not only common in the United States but throughout the entire world.

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How Bees Work: Understanding the Honeybee Social Structure

How Bees Work

We see them buzzing around all the time, but have you ever wondered how bees work? Indeed, the buzzing honeybee social structure has fascinated many for ages. Honeybees are known for their incredible efficiency, one that is almost impossible for man to imitate. The tiny creatures are highly organized and each bee is assigned a special job to handle within the beehive. It is this organization that brings out the smooth operation of various activities within the hive. Bees are like termites and ants in some ways, since only a few members of the colony are allowed to make babies or larvae. The rest of the members of the hive engage in other activities including fending for the little ones.

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