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Bees at Tom's House - Second Inspection of the Year When we first opened the hives at Tom's, we added a new 10 frame box to each hive. These were foundationless frame boxes with one frame of drawn comb in the center of each box. The first box has appeared to be the strongest hive so I wasn't surprised two weeks later to find that these bees had completely drawn out the new box and used all but the edge frames in the new box. In the Beekeepers Workshop « One of the joys of beekeeping is tinkering in the shop to make the various gadgets that we use. Here are a series of plans which you may download and use. Enjoy! Comments, corrections and your contributions are welcomed! (Contributed by Steve Tilmann) Solar Wax Melter

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. Another product of bees is for resale to other beekeeper. The location of where bees are housed is called an apiary or beeyard. The collecting honey dates back 15,000 years ago, Egyptian art shows beekeeping around 4,500 years ago. Sussex South Downs is home to 'extinct' bee species 11 October 2011Last updated at 14:18 The Halictus eurygnathus has been recorded on the South Downs for the first time in 65 years A species of bee which was believed to be extinct in Britain has been found in East Sussex - 65 years after it was last seen. A study by entomologist Steven Falk shows the solitary bee, Halictus eurygnathus, is at at seven sites on the South Downs. Mr Falk said many of the species he recorded were rare and some were doing better than expected.

Latest News - American Honey Producers Association The materials and information included in this Latest News page are provided as a service to you and do not reflect endorsement by the American Honey Producers Association (AHPA). The content and opinions expressed within the page are those of the authors and are not necessarily shared by AHPA. AHPA is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided from outside sources. Federal directive brings veterinarians and beekeepers together

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

Colony Collapse Disorder: Researchers Work To Control Varroa Mit In response to a fast-spreading syndrome called colony collapse disorder (CCD) that's striking honey bees nationwide, scientists at Agricultural Research Service (ARS) bee laboratories across the country are pooling their expertise. They want to learn what’s causing the disappearance of the honey bees that add about $15 billion a year to the value of U.S. crops by pollinating fruit, vegetable, tree nut and berry crops. Some beekeepers have already lost one-half to two-thirds of their colonies to CCD. 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. 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.

Tales from the Hive Welcome to the companion Web site to the NOVA program "Tales from the Hive," originally broadcast on Tuesday, January 4, 2000. In this NOVA program, our cinematographer literally filmed inside a hive and followed bees in flight to capture closeups of honeybee behavior. Here's what you'll find online: Anatomy of a Hive A hive is more than just a buzz of activity. The social organization rivals that in the best-run corporations, with each bee and each cell possessing a rigidly specific function. Have a look at the physical, behavioral, and social infrastructure inside a bees' nest.

Honey Bee Counter Bee Counter - Version 2, October 14, 2012 - micro SD datalogging - real time clock turns OFF the counter at night for reduced power - decoupled the LEDs from the microcontroller to reduce average power to 6.6 ma when not in use - small battery will last for months - solar cell power ready - unlimited temperature sensors - can perform estimates of size of the bee (worker vs drones) and therefore monitor drone/worker activity - 3D printed turn-styles or gates - for sale complete without battery $400 or make your own (see below) Here are the specs for Version 1. This instructable details out Version 1 which is easily upgradable to version 2 though I've not provided complete plans. - 95% Accuracy - Runs off USB power - should be rain resistant with a top cover - bees adapt to new opening in a few minutes - real time monitoring on google docs - USB connection dumps data onto your laptop text file Here's the plans to build your own. 1. 2.

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. Elegant in their design, simplistic in their management, and wonderfully inexpensive. Per dollar spent on hives, top bar hives produce more honey than langstroth. beeginners FAQ 2 About Honey Bees: All the sort of things you might be interested in as a non-beekeeper. I wrote this FAQ before I'd ever heard of FAQ's and I called it 'Common Questions about Honey Bees'. BEE LABORATORY – presentations This page gives an overview of all presentations related to the Bee Laboratory project. It makes no distinction between media. A presentation can be a participation in a festival, in an exhibition, a workshop, a walk, a talk, … SCIENTIFIC INQUIRIES ISTANBUL - exhibition The exhibition Scientific Inquiries is taking place from november 7th, 2013 to december 7th 2013.

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. This document mainly covers the calibration of LD 50 doses of essential oils with respect to honey bees. Natural or "essential" oils are produced by plants in order to repel predatory insects or to render the plant in some way toxic to the insect if ingested. There may be a secondary role in attracting would be pollinators, but this is my personal conjecture and is based on the use of some plants and their extracts being rubbed onto hive parts in order to render them more attractive to a passing swarm. Essential oils have been shown to have antimicrobial, antifungal, insecticidal and miticidal effects on various pathogens and pests under both laboratory and field conditions.