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Why Are Queen Bees Living Shorter Lives? - Check out the Life Cycle of Queens!

Why Are Queen Bees Living Shorter Lives?

Life Cycle of Queens! - Why Are Queen Bees Living Shorter Lives?

Each year, we find that the honey bees have made a significant contribution to our farm - here are 3 reasons you might want homestead honey bees too.

3 Reasons For Homestead Honey Bees

Each year, we find that the honey bees have made a significant contribution to our farm - here are 3 reasons you might want homestead honey bees too. - Gardening For Life

Slovenian bee shed with decorated hives. Notice the folding door in front of the hives. I'm guessing it closes during the winter.

A European (Slovenian) bee shed with decorated hives. Notice the folding door in front of the hives. I'm guessing it closes during the winter.

A Guide to the Different Types of Honey Bees: Different honey bee races have different pros and cons. Learn more about which may be best for you as you learn how to keep bees.   Read more: http://www.motherearthliving.com/gardening/gardening-projects/types-of-honey-bees-ze0z1303zgar.aspx#ixzz3AefEes7X

Two Carniolian bees A Guide to the Different Types of Honey Bees Different honey bee races have different pros and cons. Learn more about which may be best for you as you learn how to keep bees.

EXCELLENT website for bee keeping! Lots of handy tips and tricks! (Dunway Enterprises) dunway.info/bee_keeping/index.html

Original pinner: "EXCELLENT website for bee keeping! Lots of handy tips and tricks!

European bee houses (the hives stay inside the houses and open at the back) – and a US and UK bee house. Images of the wonderful painted hives, and a look into how the eastern European hives…

Bee Houses from Eastern Europe to Oak Harbor, Washington

European bee houses (the hives stay inside the houses and open at the back) – and a US and UK bee house. Images of the wonderful painted hives, and a look into how the eastern European hives… - Bee House Gardens

Honey bee excreting sheets of beeswax... they make beeswax the 8th through the 11th days of their lives and the move on to other jobs.

Bees study: Honey bees produce beeswax by secreting them out of wax glands located on their abdomen

See that long string of bees? They are: "Chaining" which is how they determine the best way to build a honeycomb.

Chain of bees

This is a cool photo showing the bees on a drone frame. See that long string of bees? They are chaining, which is how they determine how best to build a comb. This is the drone frame, the on…

Bee Hives And Lavender And A Pretty Arbor  Heidi Claire: It's the Bee's Knees.

Bee Hives And Lavender And A Pretty Arbor Heidi Claire: Its the Bees Knees.

Honey bee making wax ~ fascinating! Honeybees are born with 8 bits of wax on their tummies. They chew them to form the wax needed to build honeycomb on which the bees live.

Honey bees have 8 pockets on their belly where glands secrete wax. When the liquid cools the bee uses her foot to grab a scale and then chews it to shape it to make combs.

An Introduction to the Top Bar Hive Top Bar hive vs. Langstroth comparisons

An Introduction to the Top Bar Hive Top Bar hive vs. Langstroth comparisons - Top Bar hives allow you to give the bees the ability to free form their honey combs rather than having it prestarted.

Evans cedar bee hives. I'll bet hive boxes made out of cedar would be such a great way to combat wax moths during storage.                                                                                                                                                      More

Evans cedar bee hives: I wonder if this helps deter wax moths?