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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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Preparing Your Yard For Beekeeping

Bees are an important part of the ecosystem; they pollinate 80% of of the world’s plants. That means bees are to thank for a lot of the food we eat! From fresh honey to plant pollination, not to mention a fun, new hobby, there are tons of reasons to begin …

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5 Steps to Becoming a Backyard Beekeeper

5 Steps to Becoming a Backyard Beekeeper

Becoming a beekeeper is a challenging yet rewarding experience. With an increase in demand for natural household goods, homeowners across the U.S continue to pursue beekeeping for natural alternatives. Whether your beekeeping is a profession or hobby, you can do it in your own backyard. An ancestor of wasps and …

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An Introduction to Mason Jar Beekeeping

Mason Jar Beekeeping

What is Mason Jar Beekeeping? The beekeeping industry has come a long way. Beehive designs have been invented and reinvented. Just not long ago, no one imagined you could keep bees on your rooftop, or let alone keep bees in your apartment house in the city. All these have become …

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Tips for Raising Kids Who Absolutely Love the Outdoors

It’s a struggle that every modern parent knows too well: getting kids away from screens and into the outdoors. When kids have endless entertainment at their fingertips, it’s not easy to convince them to spend time outdoors. However, that doesn’t mean it’s any less important. Time outside has a lot …

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Tips for Beekeeping in Cold Climates

Beekeeping in Cold Climates

Beekeeping is a hobby to some people while to others it is their source of income. Whatever the reason, beekeeping is not an easy task. The practice requires excellent management skills, good stewardship, time management, and expert knowledge. Beekeeping is the art of keeping and maintaining bee colonies of honey-producing …

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The Basic Essentials of Becoming a Beekeeper at Home

In 2017, there were approximately 2.67 million honeybee colonies in the USA, a slight drop by 2.78 from the previous year. Our depleting bee colonies can be attributed to a number of factors that have weakened them against diseases and chemicals. If you’re thinking of taking the plunge and want …

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Beekeeping Basics – Foundation vs Foundationless Beekeeping

Foundation vs Foundationless Beekeeping

For years, beekeeping has been impacted in various ways driven by technological advances and research findings. One such development in beekeeping is the use of foundation comb. Beekeepers have the choice to use foundation in their beehives or not to. The factors that determine whether you will use foundation in …

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The Beginners Guide on How to Attract Mason Bees

How to Attract Mason Bees

Although perhaps lesser well known, mason bees are in fact a better pollinator than honey bees (around 160 times more so according to some sources). Mason bees are also not very aggressive, only stinging when handled or under distress. The mason bee sting is not painful and their stingers are …

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