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PLAND AND EARTH IS TO POLLUTED. The bees will not return to the hive if sick...

Vanishing of the Bee - This documentary takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee.

beehive with swarm activity - if you see bees making this horseshoe pattern in front of the hive, 3 days later they will start to build queen cells. They will continue this pattern so long as there is sunlight. If you don't want the hive to swarm, you have 3 days to add supers to relieve congestion, otherwise, a swarm will emerge in approx. 3 weeks....:

beehive with swarm activity - if you see bees making this horseshoe pattern in front of the hive, 3 days later they will start to build queen cells. They will continue this pattern so long as there is sunlight. If you don't want the hive to swarm, you ha

DIY Mason Jar Beekeeping | Bees and Beekeeping Tips and Recipes | Pioneer Settler | DIY Hive Building and Beekeeping 101 at pioneersettler.com #beekeepingtips #beekeeper

DIY Mason Jar Beekeeping | Bees and Beekeeping Tips and Recipes | Pioneer Settler | DIY Hive Building and Beekeeping 101 at pioneersettler.com #beekeepingtips #beekeeper

GARDEN: SOURCES AND TIPS | Stunning Things

Describes eight hive inspection tips for making honey bee hive inspections successful - especially for beginning beekeepers.

Everyone wants to know this when taking the plunge into bee keeping. I did.  If you want to know what I have learned, read on. A mere 2 years ago, I was just like most of the population, intrigued by bees, but not sure if I could be a beekeeper.

How NOT to Get Stung Tending your Bee Hives and Honeybees

Everyone wants to know this when taking the plunge into bee keeping. If you want to know what I have learned, read on. A mere 2 years ago, I was just like most of the population, intrigued by bees, but not sure if I could be a beekeeper.

Beekeeping--What to do when you find a queenless hive filled with drones and honey. Missing a queen? This may be the answer you're looking for.

Fix It: Queenless Hive Full of Drones and Honey What to do when you find a queenless hive filled with drones and honey. Missing a queen? This may be the answer youre looking for.

Nano particles loaded with bee venom kill HIV. Nano-particles carrying a toxin found in bee venom can destroy human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while leaving surrounding cells unharmed, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown. The finding is an important step toward developing a vaginal gel that may prevent the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Scientists from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered bee venom can kill the HIV virus without harming the body.

Walking a swarm into a new hive. If you drum on the back of the new hive, they march right in! Try it. I learned this from the oldest beekeeper in Florida

Walking a swarm into a new hive. If you drum on the back of the new hive, they march right in! I write about doing this in several of the Josiah Reynolds mystery books. Now you can see what I was trying to describe.

Bee Feeding Recipes: When feeding bees, it is the sugar, not the water that the bees need. By mixing the sugar to water at different ratios, the beekeeper can encourage certain behaviors. Below are sugar syrup recipes from Keith Tignor, State Apiarist, and the actions they stimulate within the hive. Also included are candy recipes and instructions for dry sugar feeding used as emergency winter food when temperatures are below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

By mixing the sugar to water at different ratios, the beekeeper can encourage certain behaviors. Below are sugar syrup recipes and the actions they stimulate within the hive.

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The Hive - The Story of the Honeybee and Us by Bee Wilson. Really interesting book.

Heaping straw atop hives for over-wintering. #beekeeping #beekeepingideas

Heaping straw atop hives for over-wintering. #beekeeping #beekeepingideas

The Honey Bee Colony:  The hive consists of three castes of bees.  Queen• Fertile female responsible for the total population ~ Worker• Sterile female – does the work of the hive ~ Drone• Fertile male – exists to mate with queen

a honeybee colony consists of three castes of bees: the queen, a fertile female, is responsible for the total population / workers are sterile females that do the work of the hive / drones are fertile males that exist to mate with the queen

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