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What is the best way to store honey?If you are investing in a premium sweetener like all natural raw honey investing a little time in protecting your investment seems like a wise idea. Keep reading to find the proper temperatures, containers, and places to store your delicious raw honey...Container: It is important to store your honey in air tight containers: This is important because it helps ...
timeThu, 13 Sep 2018 11:06:17 GMT
Howto start beekeepingIt it important to start to beekeeping soif you want to start beekeeping our professional advice is you start by takingthe following steps first. Step 1. Do a lot of reading.If you have already done some reading andyou are inspired to start, go to Step 2 otherwise a book should be the firstthing you buy - read it twice.Reading books is essential if you want tokeep bees in any...
timeFri, 07 Sep 2018 17:05:09 GMT
Balanced beekeeping is a continuous quest for the improvement of our relationship with bees. It recognises that keeping bees is not natural, because in nature, only bees keep bees. It acknowledges that our desire for honey may not be matched by the bees' willingness to give it up. It recognises that the bees have their own lives and they would probably prefer that we left them alone, however mu...
timeTue, 29 May 2018 17:38:24 GMT
Most of the bees in a hive are female worker bees. At the height of summer when activity in the hive is frantic and work goes on non-stop, the life of a worker bee may be as short as 6 weeks; in late autumn, when no brood is being raised and no nectar is being harvested, a young bee may live for 16 weeks, right through the winter.Over the course of their lives, worker bees' duties are dictated by ...
timeThu, 03 May 2018 09:42:31 GMT
The queen emerges from her cell after 15 days of development and she remains in the hive for 3–7 days before venturing out on a mating flight. Mating flight is otherwise known as "nuptial flight". Her first orientation flight may only last a few seconds, just enough to mark the position of the hive. Subsequent mating flights may last from 5 minutes to 30 minutes, and she may mate with a number of ...
timeThu, 03 May 2018 09:42:28 GMT
BeekeepingBeekeeping (or apiculture) is the maintenance of honey bee colonies, commonly in man-made hives, by humans. A beekeeper (or apiarist) keeps bees in order to collect their honey and other products that the hive produces (including beeswax, propolis, flower pollen, bee pollen, and royal jelly), to pollinate crops, or to produce bees for sale to other beekeepers. A location where bees are k...
timeMon, 19 Mar 2018 16:09:24 GMT
This is called bearding. Bees will sometimes gather outside of the hive if the weather is hot. They are just trying to cool themselves off.
timeThu, 01 Mar 2018 16:07:08 GMT
You should re-queen your hive when you know that you do not have a queen or if your queen is not laying. It is best to re-queen before fall.
timeThu, 01 Mar 2018 16:06:19 GMT
The Italian Queens are more docile, but they will start laying earlier and may produce more honey. The Russian Queens are more aggressive, but are more apt to protect their hive. Russians also winter better
timeThu, 01 Mar 2018 16:05:50 GMT
Nucs are already established hives. They are about 3-4 weeks ahead of package. The queen is already beginning to lay as with the package, you have to install your queen.
timeThu, 01 Mar 2018 15:53:44 GMT
Usually during the first season you will not collect honey from your hive. They will need all they can get to survive their first winter
timeThu, 01 Mar 2018 15:53:16 GMT
Bee Pro Patties are packed with protein to help your bees thrive throughout summer. Winter Patties are packed carbohydrates to help your bees survive in the winter.
timeThu, 01 Mar 2018 15:52:32 GMT
You should start/stop feeding your bees early spring until pollen flows is increased. You should start feeding again in early fall.
timeThu, 01 Mar 2018 15:49:44 GMT
A: we have 100% beeswax foundation along with plastic foundation that is wax coated. Bees always will prefer beeswax over plastic, however, they will learn to adjust to the wax coated plastic.
timeThu, 01 Mar 2018 15:49:16 GMT
A: First you will need to have a hive set up .We have several options available. You will need a 3 lb package of bees or a Nuc to install. Protective clothing , a hive tool and a smoker.
timeThu, 01 Mar 2018 15:48:41 GMT
Queen Excluders are used to keep your queen from moving into your honey supers
timeThu, 01 Mar 2018 15:46:15 GMT
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