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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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How to Attract Mason Bees – Beginner’s Guide

How to Attract Mason Bees

Mason bees are closely related to honey bees, but they do not make honey. Mason bees get their name from their characteristic behavior of using mud like bricks to build their nests. They are a great alternative to keeping honey bees. There is an average of 200 mason bee species found in varying distribution around the globe. Mason bees are great pollinators, and are easy to keep. Starting mason beekeeping requires beekeepers to know how to attract mason bees, which we'll discuss in this article.

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Protecting Bees from Skunks

Protecting Bees from Skunks

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 Grind a Tree Stump

A tree stump is the lower part of a tree’s stem that remains after you cut down a tree, or after a tree falls. Homeowners often prefer tree stump grinding so that they quickly get back to using the space where the fallen or cut tree stood. If left as it is, the tree stump takes many years to decompose. It may also start sending out fresh growth after some time due to the roots of the tree still present in the ground.

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How to Build a Quilt Box for a Langstroth Beehive

How to Build a Quilt Box for a Beehive

Moisture control in beehives is important for all beekeepers, and this can be achieved using various equipment such as moisture boards or quilt boxes. Quilt boxes are a standard feature of Warre beehives that some Langstroth beekeepers sometimes use. Not many beekeeping equipment manufacturers have quilt boxes for Langstroth beehives, however, both beginner and experienced beekeepers can build a quilt box for their own use. The process requires some wood and metalworking skills and a few tools. This guide shows you how to build a quilt box for a beehive and its use in beekeeping.

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Honeybee Colony Swarm Control and Management

Honeybee Colony Swarm Control and Management

Swarming is the colony-level reproduction of honeybees. Its differences with individual bee reproduction are many, with the major one being that swarming results in two honeybee colonies. In individual bee reproduction, the result is the production of more bees in the colony. Swarming is a normal occurrence in a strong and productive honeybee colony. Beekeepers have several options to choose from when addressing swarming. They may allow natural swarming to occur, some prefer to control it , so that it happens when and in the way they want, and others opt to prevent swarming from occurring altogether. This guide aims to empower you with information and methods for best swarm control and management of honeybee colonies.

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How to Get Your Beehives Ready for Spring

How to Get Your Beehives Ready for Spring

The four seasons of the year come with varying activities for beekeepers. Bees have different levels of activity in the seasons too. In spring, they grow the colony population and build up some stocks of honey. Beekeepers must prepare their beehives for spring activities towards the end of winter. In this article we'll discuss the tasks you need to carry out and how to get your beehives ready for spring.

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Beekeeping Barrier Management System for Pest and Disease Control

Beekeeping Barrier Management System

A structured approach in barrier management gives you the best results in pest and disease control. It allows you unique insights into the barriers you establish and their effectiveness. You are also able to follow up and monitor performance of the barriers with ease. The barrier management system for pest and disease control in your beekeeping operation makes the operation safe, with your better understanding of risks.

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What is Bee Bread?

Bee Bread

Bee bread is a mixture of pollen and honey or nectar made by honeybees for use as food. Read on for detailed information that clears the air about what is bee bread and how honeybees make it. You will also gain insights into the composition of bee bread. Further, this article imparts to you information on how honeybees use bee bread within their colonies. Lastly, you will learn about how to harvest bee bread as a beehive product in your beekeeping operation and the health benefits to humans when they consume bee bread. In popular literature, you might find mentions of bee bread by its alternative names; ‘Ambrosia’, ‘Perga’ and ‘Bee pollen’.

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