Bee Louse Treatment – Tips and Advice

The Bee Louse - Braula Coeca

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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How an Extract of Polypore Mushroom Mycelia May Help to Save the Honey Bee

Mushrooms are not only good for humans, they may very well help to save the honey bee from deformed wing virus and the Lake Sinai virus. In a study conducted in the USA, the participating scientists found out that extracts from two mushrooms cause a reduction of the levels of viruses in honey bee populations. Read on for an overview of the study, its findings, and the implications on honey bee health.

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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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Is it Worth Building Apiaries in Fields and Far From Residential Areas?

It should come as no surprise that bees are rapidly growing in value. Not that much in price but in their importance for our environment. Hence, everyone who is willing to contribute and build apiaries are already heroes. However, to do things right, future beekeepers must decide whether they want to build apiaries in urban areas or in fields far from residential areas. 

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What Should you do if Stung by a Bee, Wasp, or Hornet?

Reactions to insect stings can be normal or allergic. If a person has allergies, an insect sting can be life-threatening. In the case of a bee sting, it is important to remove the sting immediately, as it will release venom for some time. The longer you delay, the more venom will enter your body. The sting should not be removed by pressing with your fingers or tweezers, because then more venom will get into your body, but by taking a plastic card or the blunt side of a knife and passing it over the stung area. In the case of an insect sting in the hand, you must remove jewelry: rings, watches, bracelets, etc.

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Sacbrood Disease Treatment and Management for Honey Bees

Sacbrood Disease

Sacbrood disease is a condition that affects honey bee brood. The disease causes death of afflicted honey bee larvae. Any honey bee larvae that has the disease does not pupate. Adult honey bees can be affected by the disease too, but does not show any characteristic symptom. Even then, the lifespan of the afflicted adult bee is significantly reduced. Sacbrood disease in honey bees is caused by a virus called the Sacbrood virus (SBV). So far, research has found more than one genotype of this virus. This article helps you understand the disease better and also takes you through treatment and management for honey bees.

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The Importance of Good Beehive Management Practices

Beehive Management Practices

Individuals engage in beekeeping as a hobby or as a business venture. The importance of good beehive management practices is seen in both hobbyist and business beekeeping operations. They both require observation, control, and maintenance of the beehives in the best condition for habitation by honeybee colonies. Even conservation beekeepers should practice proper beehive management to achieve the best results in their beekeeping. Beehive management is the set of practices, activities, and routines that you carry out to ensure your beekeeping operation meets its objectives. Poorly managed beehives lead to stressed bees. They also result in low-quality beehive products in amounts that are less than the maximum yield possible.

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