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Adventures in Raising Honey Bees

By D. Parnell, Tennessee – I am not a professional beekeeper in any way, shape or form. It’s been said that if you speak with 25 different beekeepers, you’ll learn of 25 different methods raising …

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What Happens When the Queen Bee Dies?

By Perry and Beverly Riley – Raising honeybees is a challenge. One day your hive looks good and a few days later you wonder if it’s going to live. There are all …

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How Disease Can Cause Bee Population Decline

With movable frame colonies, beekeepers discovered pests and diseases that they only superficially knew about. Honeybees, like any other animal, are subject to the frailties of this sometimes pale existence.

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Top 10 Reasons for Starting Beekeeping

Why are honeybees important? Honeybees are important not because of honey, which certainly is a tasty, nutritious and more importantly, environmentally neutral sweet but honey is simply a by-product of pollination. Pollination is the most important thing honeybees do. Pollination is the transfer of pollen (male) to structures (stigma) on another flower of the same species.

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Why Are Bees Declining?

By Deborah McSweeney – I am a long-time reader and love Countryside and Small Stock Journal —it is one of the best! That said, I had to write in regards to the November/December …

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What Causes Colony Collapse Disorder in Honey Bees?

By Maurice Hladik – Growing up on the farm, my father had a few beehives so when I recently watched the documentary “What Are the Bees Telling Us?” It brought back …

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My Honey Bee Farming Project Year One
February 1, 2019 . · Beekeeping 101

This year was our first for keeping bees on the homestead. First we had to learn all about starting beekeeping, and I am glad we started by talking to other …

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How to Start a Honey Bee Farm
February 1, 2019 . · Beekeeping 101

This year we started our honey bee farming project. I wanted to do this for the last couple of years but for one reason or another, it didn’t work out …

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