Harvesting Mason Bee Cocoons – The Beginner’s Guide

Harvesting Mason Bee Cocoons

The process of harvesting mason bee cocoons is an important one. Harvesting in this case does not mean honey harvesting. Mason bees are kept for purposes other than honey. They are beneficial solitary bees that are used for pollination purposes. As a matter of fact, mason bees are more efficient pollinators when compared to the honey bee and other types of bees. This species of the bee is easy to keep and is usually active in early spring, a time when other pollinators are not.

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Bee Louse Treatment – Tips and Advice

Braula Coeca - The Bee Louse

The bee louse is a parasitic pest of honey bees. It is often found on the head of the bee in an infestation. This is because the pest feeds on honey as well nectar from the mouth-parts of honey bees. Bee lice reproduce in the beehive. Their larvae burrow through honey comb and can cause a lot of losses in both brood and stored honey. Avoiding such losses is important in beekeeping. Severe infestations by the bee louse cost you your beehive products and weaken the honey bee colony. This guide leads you through understanding infestations and as well as providing tips and advice for bee louse treatment.

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Protecting Honey Bees from Asian Giant Hornets

Asian Giant Hornet

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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Stakich Royal Jelly Review

Stakich Royal Jelly Review

Royal Jelly is a food that is very rich in nutrients. It is fed to the queen in a honey bee colony. The jelly contains high amounts of vitamin B. It also has many nucleic acids in it. Queen bees are not fed anything else except royal jelly for their lifetimes. It begins when the queen bee is in the larval stage and continues in her life as an adult. Larvae of all bees fed some royal jelly for 3 days and then are put on a honey and pollen diet. Such larvae develops into worker and drone bees. Due to its high nutrition value, honey bee royal jelly is collected and eaten. This article reviews the Stakich Royal Jelly and gives you insights into why it is one of the best royal jelly products to buy.

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Tropilaelaps Mite Treatment for Honey Bees

Tropilaelaps Mite Treatment

Honey bee colonies are susceptible to a variety of pests and diseases. Mites represent one of the biggest threats around the world, with different mite species parasitizing different bee species. One species of mite that parasitizes the honey bee is the Tropilaelaps mite. This mite, unlike other species, has received very little attention because it is less common and has been mainly found in Asia. However, today they are gaining attention as they have become a threat all over the world. This article sheds light on this parasitic mite and also explores Tropilaelaps mite treatment in beekeeping.

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Where to Buy the Best Raw Honey Online

Raw Honey

Beekeeping gives us many useful products, honey and beeswax being the most popular. Honey is sold in various forms, and can be processed or unprocessed In general, the best honey is raw honey due to its taste, aroma and health benefits. Raw honey is produced with minimal to no processing. In some cases, the honey is sold while still in the cells of honeycomb. Consumers of honey prefer their raw honey in different states based on personal preference. This article looks at the various types of raw honey and where to the best raw honey online.

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CheckInspect – Check the Weather for your Next Beehive Inspection

Beehive Inspection with Inspect Next

Technology has given us various physical and virtual tools in beekeeping. The CheckInspect tool is a web application that helps you decide if its optimal to check on your beehives or wait. It is available to all beekeepers across the globe. The online beehive inspection suitability tool uses weather information and your settings to determine if your conditions are optimal or not. On every determination the tool gives you, it adds a short reason to help you understand the determination.

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