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Love Honey? Learn How To Nurture Your Own!
Build Your Own DIY Beekeeping Business For Profit
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Working to protect bees — Earth Day & every day

  Build buzz Support the growing movement for healthy bees and the food system they sustain. As spring comes into full bloom, I am reminded that bees need us more than ever. These vital pollinators are still in trouble. Beekeepers lost more than 40% of their hives last year and are once again reporting devastating [...]

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Common Crop Pesticides Kill Honeybee Larvae in the Hive

Phys.org Four pesticides commonly used on crops to kill insects and fungi also kill honeybee larvae within their hives, according to Penn State and University of Florida researchers. The team also found that N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP)—an inert, or inactive, chemical commonly used as a pesticide additive—is highly toxic to honeybee larvae. “We found that four of [...]

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Eugene, OR first community in the nation to ban use of neonicotinoid pesticides!

Beyond Pesticides, March 5, 2014) The City of Eugene, Oregon became the first community in the nation to specifically ban from city property the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have scientifically linked to the decline of honey bee colonies. The passage of the resolution came just one week after the Oregon state legislature passed a pollinator protection bill [...]

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Modern Honey Beehives Construction

Bottom board - wooden stand on which the hive rests. Set bottom board on bricks or concrete blocks to keep it off the ground. Frames and foundation - wooden frames that hold sheets of beeswax foundation that is imprinted with the shapes of hexagonal cells. Bees use the foundation to build straight combs. Hive body or brood [...]

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Honey Beehives : Natural and Domestic

The structure or home in which Honeybees live and reproduce is called the beehive. Beehives can be both man made i.e. domestic and naturally made by bees in their natural habitat. Man made domestic beehives are also called apiaries. The most vital building material of beehives is wax. It is best to describe a beehive as a [...]

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Kind o’ Honey

Bees are often killed in the production of honey, in the worst case the whole hive may be destroyed if the keeper doesn’t wish to protect them over the winter. Not all beekeepers do this, but the general practice is one that embodies the attitude that living things are mere material and have no intrinsic [...]

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What is Beekeeping?

Beekeeping, also known as Apiculture is the maintenance of Beehives by Humans. The person who maintains the beehives and collects the Bee products or sells the bees to another person is called the Beekeeper. Bees are kept in a location called the Beehive or an apiary. Beekeeping also includes producing cross-breeds, protecting bees from diseases, along [...]

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Beekeeping tools and equipment

When beekeepers go to work they have essential tools needed to keep themselves safe because having a couple hundred bee stings can be fatal. This is why it’s important that beekeepers practice and exercise safety. Beekeeping tools and equipment include, first and foremost, a beekeeper protective suit, that is supposed to be puncture and sting [...]

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