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Bees are hardy creatures. They can fly up to five miles from their hive to collect honey, they can communicate through a complicated language of pheromones, and their hives can survive even some of the harshest winters..

So, you have gotten the hang of beekeeping, and your bees have been industrious. It’s now time to reap the rewards and start getting at that lovely honey. A honey extractor will help you get every last drop out.

Most beekeepers like to get up close and observe their honey bees while tending to the hives. But without a sting proof bee suit, you’re taking a significant risk every time you crack open the hive.

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For those who harvest homemade honey and beeswax, other than sharing and giving it away to family and friends, why not make a profit out of it and sell it to people who are willing to pay for it? When you sell products obtained from

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Tips For Fixing Common Bee Problems

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While many may know of honeybees as pollinators, do you know that the world’s best pollinators are actually solitary bees? With the decline in the honeybee population, solitary bees are the next best alternative if you are looking for pollinators in your garden. To attract

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A Step-By-Step Beginner’s Guide to Beekeeping

To start off, congratulations on deciding to become a beekeeper! From building and maintaining your first hive to collecting your first jar of honey, it’ll be an amazing experience from start to end. All in all, it’s a great decision that will benefit the environment

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Long before sugar or artificial sweeteners were used, the people that came before us used honey. That’s not surprising at all, considering the taste, texture and the availability of honey as a natural resource. Even today, people flock to use honey for a variety of

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Not many of us realize it, but honeybees are actually essential to our ecosystems and food. After all, without their help with cross-pollination, we won’t have the fruits, nuts, seeds or any of the vegetables that we enjoy today.   Protect the Bees!   Yet, these precious

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Although some beekeepers will happily take out a colony of bees free of charge, there are many who still expect payment for live bee removals. This begets the question of why there are such contradictory ideas on whether or not beekeepers should charge for this

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