Bee Predators - BeeKeepClub https://beekeepclub.com Resources and Guides for Beekeepers Mon, 05 Dec 2022 21:06:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://beekeepclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-favicon-32x32.png Bee Predators - BeeKeepClub https://beekeepclub.com 32 32 How to Make an Ant Proof Beehive Stand https://beekeepclub.com/how-to-build-an-ant-proof-beehive-stand/ https://beekeepclub.com/how-to-build-an-ant-proof-beehive-stand/#respond Sun, 23 Oct 2022 01:59:18 +0000 https://beekeepclub.com/?p=18742 BeeKeepClub

Any beekeeper that is conscious about the welfare of their honey bees leaves nothing to chance when it comes to ant-proofing their apiary. Using an ant proof beehive stand is one great way of doing so.

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How to Protect Honey Bees from Ants https://beekeepclub.com/how-to-protect-honey-bees-from-ants/ https://beekeepclub.com/how-to-protect-honey-bees-from-ants/#comments Tue, 14 Jun 2022 19:11:24 +0000 https://beekeepclub.com/?p=16301 BeeKeepClub

It is important for beekeepers to protect honey bees from ant invasions. There are a variety of methods to keep the problem in check. Beehive management incorporates these methods to keep ants from entering beehives. In this article we'll discuss how to protect honey bees from ants in your beekeeping operation.

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How to Protect Honeybees from Bears https://beekeepclub.com/how-to-protect-honeybees-from-bears/ https://beekeepclub.com/how-to-protect-honeybees-from-bears/#comments Mon, 13 Jun 2022 18:41:52 +0000 https://beekeepclub.com/?p=16222 BeeKeepClub

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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Do Beehives Attract Rats? How to Deal with the Pesky Pests https://beekeepclub.com/do-beehives-attract-rats/ https://beekeepclub.com/do-beehives-attract-rats/#comments Sat, 11 Jun 2022 07:30:11 +0000 https://beekeepclub.com/?p=17071 BeeKeepClub

Managing a beehive comes with a lot of challenges, one of which is keeping away predators. During winter, one of the most convenient places for the honey bee to be in is the beehive. This is because the environment is always warm, mild, and has enough food. A lot is invested into cultivating a proper beehive but this may be frustrated by predator and pest actions. Honey and pollen are the major food items obtained by honey bees. Many predators are believed to be attracted to these foods and may affect or ruin the hive. For a beekeeper, learning of ways to protect the hive becomes a priority. Rats are furry animals that have a history of been present almost everywhere on Earth. Almost every farm in the United States has trouble with this animal. It is one of the reasons many farm owners keep cats. In this article, we'll discuss whether or not beehives can attract rats.

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Do Possums Eat Bees? How They Affect Honeybee Colonies https://beekeepclub.com/do-possums-eat-bees-how-they-affect-honeybee-colonies/ https://beekeepclub.com/do-possums-eat-bees-how-they-affect-honeybee-colonies/#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2022 17:49:29 +0000 https://beekeepclub.com/?p=17069 BeeKeepClub

Raising a healthy honey bee colony can be challenging, and disheartening if it gets wiped out by predators. As the beekeeper it is therefore wise to be ahead of your enemies, and this means anticipating the enemy before it strikes. It is also important to understand what action to take if you have already been struck by a predator. The bee is an easy target of most predators, ranging from tiny pests to the huge mammals that devastate colonies all over the United States. The seasonal changes also bring its own share of challenges to the honey bees and ultimately the beekeeper. If you thought you overcame winter, then comes along predators that creep in at the dead of the night. Possums are fascinating creatures that may target apiaries. They are found in a few places across the globe including the United States. In this article, we'll discuss the effect that possums have on honeybees and their colonies.

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Best Yellow Jacket Traps and Baits for Beekeeping (2022) https://beekeepclub.com/best-yellow-jacket-traps/ https://beekeepclub.com/best-yellow-jacket-traps/#respond Wed, 08 Jun 2022 14:56:20 +0000 https://beekeepclub.com/?p=14738 BeeKeepClub

Controlling yellow jackets is important for all beekeepers, and there are a number of methods beekeepers can use to make sure these pests stay away from their hives. Digging up the nest and destroying comb is one way. You can also cover the entrance of the yellow jackets’ underground nest. Trapping is the third way …

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Protecting Bees from Skunks https://beekeepclub.com/protecting-bees-from-skunks/ https://beekeepclub.com/protecting-bees-from-skunks/#respond Tue, 07 Jun 2022 08:52:15 +0000 https://beekeepclub.com/?p=17065 BeeKeepClub

Beekeeping is done as both a hobby and business practice worldwide. Bees and honey are beneficial to human beings in many ways such as nutrition, pollination and medicinal. Bees are essential for pollination, Bees and other pollinating insects are facing danger of extinction, mainly due to intensive deforestation, use of pesticides, global warming, their habitat destruction, pollution, climate change and predation. This trend of bee’s population declining threatens agricultural and humanity wellbeing. Therefore, protecting the bees is a major concern. Skunks are one of the major predators to bees. In this article, we'll discuss protecting bees from skunks.

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How to Make a Yellow Jacket Trap: DIY Beekeeping https://beekeepclub.com/how-to-make-a-yellow-jacket-trap/ https://beekeepclub.com/how-to-make-a-yellow-jacket-trap/#comments Mon, 06 Jun 2022 02:29:14 +0000 https://beekeepclub.com/?p=14804 BeeKeepClub

The traps used to capture and kill yellow jackets can either be bought from the various manufacturers, or you can make a DIY trap at home. DIY yellow jacket traps have a number of advantages over commercially made and sold traps. This article will guide you on how to make a yellow jacket trap of your choice.

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Protecting Honey Bees from Asian Giant Hornets https://beekeepclub.com/protecting-honey-bees-from-asian-giant-hornets/ https://beekeepclub.com/protecting-honey-bees-from-asian-giant-hornets/#comments Thu, 02 Jun 2022 16:51:51 +0000 https://beekeepclub.com/?p=16553 BeeKeepClub

Asian giant hornets pose a serious threat to the declining bee population within the United States, and scientists have now raised their concerns. What is particularly surprising is the fact that no one understands how the insect came to the US in the first place. And it is worrying that it might spread to other states. How then do you protect yourself and your honey bees? Read on to find out.

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An Introduction to Honey Bee Pests, Parasites and Predators https://beekeepclub.com/bee-pests-parasites-explained/ https://beekeepclub.com/bee-pests-parasites-explained/#comments Tue, 31 May 2022 19:23:44 +0000 https://beekeepclub.com/?page_id=7139 BeeKeepClub

Every living animal in nature has an enemy. The honey bee is no exception. It has its share of pests, parasites and predators that attempt through every means possible to invade their territory. Humans have contributed greatly to the increase in honey bee pests and parasites. This has come about through the importation and export …

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