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Uses for Honey

Honey is an ultimate solution to a cough or a sore throat. It is in Cairo at 2400 B.C that first beekeeping can be traced. Many cultures including the Chinese, Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks have used honey as food and medicine for long. Honey is mostly used as a sweetener. Its composed of 70-80% sugar …

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Varroa Mite Control

Varroa Mite Control – Dealing with Varroa mites at some stage becomes unavoidable if you are considering being a beekeeper or are one already. Varroa mites also called Varroa destructors owe their origin to the United States where they first showed up in the western honey bees, biological named Apis mellifera, in the late 1980s. …

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Color of Bee Combs

In natural comb building, bees build for the immediate present, with no evidence of a plan for the needs of the future. When comb building begins, worker cells are built so long as the queen continues promptly to lay eggs in the new cells. When first built, combs are light yellow or almost white in …

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Royal Jelly Health Benefits

Royal Jelly Health Benefits include the ability to lower blood pressure, prevent some types of cancer, protect your liver, reduce cholesterol levels, relieve sexual fertility, and help in weight loss efforts. It increases blood circulation, prevents early aging, reduces inflammation and heals digestive disorders in the body. You may know bees produce honey; however, what …

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Sandy Creek Nature Center

We recently visited the Sandy Creek Nature Center in Athens, GA. This nature preserve has 225 acres of woodlands a nd wetlands,in addition to over 4 miles of trails. The Education & Visitor Center has marine and freshwater aquariums, live reptiles, amphibians and interactive natural history exhibits. In this eco-friendly building sits a demonstration beehive. …

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Beekeeping Supplies

Beekeeping Supplies – Beekeeping is an adventurous venture. However, you need to do some research before you get started to identify yourself with necessities and knowledge about beekeeping. To help you get started, the following are supplies and equipment you will need. Hives Hives are bee homes. The market offers different types of hives to …

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Honey Bee Feeders

When natural sources of feeding are not available for the honeybees, the honey bee feeders help the beekeepers provide the honey bees appropriate nutrition they need to produce honey. There are various types of honeybee feeders around, each with its own perks and some drawbacks. Beekeepers, too, become quite opinionated on the subject, depending on …

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Feeding Your Hive

Feeding your hive – To stimulate brood-rearing or to provide stores in the spring, in preparing colonies for winter and at other times during a shortage of stores, it may be necessary to feed the bees. Obviously, it is desirable to allow the bees to keep sufficient honey and if this can be done it …

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