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Tips for Beekeeping in Cold Climates

Beekeeping in Cold Climates

Beekeeping is a practice that is profoundly affected by the environment around the apiary. Climate is one of the biggest challenges that most beekeepers do not prepare for in advance. The climate dictates the management style you employ and the time factor. It is critical to note down that each type of colony is unique. Winter possess a challenge as many bee farmers lose a lot of bees during this time. You, therefore, need the expert skills and knowledge to manage your beehive during winter properly.

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The Steps to Take When Requeening a Hive

Requeening a Hive

Requeening a hive is great for you as a beekeeper and is good for the beehive too. Beekeepers should not be scared of the process of requeening a hive. With adequate preparation and careful management of the process, both beginner and professional beekeepers can easily and successfully carry out the activity, though beginner beekeepers may seek the assistance of a more experienced beekeeper. This guide will take you through the steps to take when requeening a hive and looks at the factors that influence such an activity.

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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 Split a Hive

How to Split a Hive

Beekeeping comes with a number of maintenance and management activities that beekeepers have to carry out periodically. The frequency of carrying out these activities varies by necessity, and by preference of individual beekeepers. Splitting a hive is one of these activities. It is mostly done to prevent swarming. Beekeepers seeking …

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3 Ways to Make Every Day Earth Day at Home and within Your Community

According to NASA, climate change is a very real problem that already is affecting the environment: “Glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier, plant and animal ranges have shifted and trees are flowering sooner.” We also are experiencing a loss of sea ice, an accelerated sea level rise, and longer, more intense heat waves. Fortunately, you can make some environmentally-friendly changes in your home and within your community to raise awareness about climate change and help stop it. Living like every day is Earth Day is a great way to start.

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Do You Need a Brood Booster for your Beehives?

Brood Booster

The brood is the lifeline and the future of the bee colony. Therefore, the beekeeper that is able to raise a healthy brood is guaranteed of success from the beginning. The process of feeding your brood with brood booster can be simple but the catch lies in determining whether it is necessary to feed the bees with it or not, getting the right measurement and deciding when to do so.

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The Beginners Guide on How to Install Package Bees

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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