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25 Projects To Save The Honey Bees. Top 30 Flowers For Bees. Basic Beekeeping. Apiary. - Beekeeping Resources For Beekeepers Since 1997! Natural Substances For Mite Control In Honey Bees. The use of natural oils and other substances in the pursuit of mite control in honey bee colonies.

Natural Substances For Mite Control In Honey Bees

Dealing With Winter Honeybee Withdrawal - Homesteading and Livestock. Apiculture. The Early History of Beekeeping. History of Wild Bees and Beekeeping The beekeeper is the keeper of bee collection of honey and the other products that bees product in the hive like beeswax, pollen, and royal jelly.

The Early History of Beekeeping

Backwards Beekeepers. Warre Bee Hive Construction Guide - The Bee Space. Welcome to the Warre Hive Construction Guide brought to you by The Bee Space.

Warre Bee Hive Construction Guide - The Bee Space

In this guide you will learn how to build a complete Warre beehive. A Warre (pronounced war-ray) hive is a vertical or supered top bar hive that is simple to build and easy to use. The hive management methods of the Warre hive are quick and few, thus it is a suitable beehive for urban and backyard beekeepers. Description. Beekeeping » Build It Yourself. Plans for Building Hives, Frames and More This popular section of offers downloadable “build-it-yourself” plans in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Beekeeping » Build It Yourself

You will be able to open PDF files after installing the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software, which is a reliable product, widely used, and available free for Windows or Macintosh operating systems. With this powerful software, you can view and print a PDF file at any resolution to any home printer, at an office center such as Kinko’s, or at a commercial offset or digital printing company.

You will need Acrobat Reader version 4.0 or higher to open these files. A Note About Copyrights. 5 Gal. Bucket Beekeeping Equipment. Keeping honeybees is turning into a popular cottage industry.

5 Gal. Bucket Beekeeping Equipment

And what’s the beekeepers best friend? Here’s a hint: it’s also the pig and chicken keeper’s best friend, it’s plastic, and it’s 5 gallons in size. Honey Bee Waterer. Top Bar Hive Design Plans - Learning Beekeeping. Top Bar Hive Design Plans Top Bar Hives are Beautiful in Simplicity They are the minimum needed for a movable comb hive.

Top Bar Hive Design Plans - Learning Beekeeping

Elegant in their design, simplistic in their management, and wonderfully inexpensive. Per dollar spent on hives, top bar hives produce more honey than langstroth. Honey Extractor. Got Bee's?

Honey Extractor

Open Source Beehives Fights Colony Collapse Disorder. Colony collapse disorder threatens the lives of bees just as much as it does our own, since bees play a vital role in pollinating the flowers of the many fruits and vegetables we eat.

Open Source Beehives Fights Colony Collapse Disorder

In order to combat colony collapse disorder, the Open Source Beehives project initiated by Open Tech Forever, Fab Lab Barcelona and Valldaura is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo, offering various ways people can help. Bee propolis contains all the vitamins and… Bee Pollen helps avoid allergies, increase… How Do You Prevent Honey From Crystallizing?

Tess, I can not remember how my mother, who was born in 1922, kept raw honey from sugaring (crystallizing).

How Do You Prevent Honey From Crystallizing?

Can someone help? A Reader Answer: Bumblebee Conservation Trust. Beekeeping Worldwide. British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) Free Beekeeping Downloads. Bees. Recommended Books For A New Beekeeper. There is an old saying: if you ask five beekeepers what they think about something, you'll get six answers!

Recommended Books For A New Beekeeper

The World's Oldest Apicultural Research Publishers - International Bee Research Association. Queen Of The Sun: A Must-See Bee Documentary - Honeybees & Beekeeping. A new documentary about disappearing bees, Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? , examines the global bee crisis through the eyes of beekeepers, scientists, farmers and philosophers. Leaked Document: EPA allowed bee-toxic pesticide despite own scientists’ red flags. Follow the honey: Smoking bees makes them less mad when you move them, but leaked EPA documents might have the opposite effect. It’s not just the State and Defense departments that are reeling this month from leaked documents.

The Environmental Protection Agency now has some explaining to do, too. In place of dodgy dealings with foreign leaders, this case involves the German agrichemical giant Bayer; a pesticide with an unpronounceable name, clothianidin; and an insect species crucial to food production (as well as a food producer itself), the honeybee. Monsanto buys leading bee research firm after being implicated in bee colony collapse. (NaturalNews) Amid all the controversy over genetically-modified (GM) crops and their pesticides and herbicides decimating bee populations all around the world, biotechnology behemoth Monsanto has decided to buy out one of the major international firms devoted to studying and protecting bees. According to a company announcement, Beeologics handed over the reins to Monsanto back on September 28, 2011, which means the gene-manipulating giant will now be able to control the flow of information and products coming from Beeologics for colony collapse disorder (CCD).

Since 2007, Beeologics has been studying CCD, as well as Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus (IAPV), for the purpose of coming up with intervention-based ways to mitigate these conditions. And based on the way the company describes both CCD and IAPV on its website, Beeologics has largely taken the approach that intervention, rather than prevention, is the key to solving the global bee crisis. Learn more: Scientists discover what’s killing the bees. Universal Basic Income (UBI) proposals are gaining in popularity across the political spectrum. The measures would see governments hand a set monthly income to every single citizen within a country, either in addition to existing benefits or in place of them (depending on the details of the particular UBI proposal). Left-wing fans favor UBI’s ability to eradicate absolute poverty, while right-wing libertarians are drawn to its simplicity and reduction in bureaucracy.

In Silicon Valley, startup investment firm Y Combinator has plans to fund a basic income experiment in the US, while Finland announced last year it would conduct its own extensive experiment.

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