Nature

Nature

Introduction Colonies have a single queen. And when they don’t they are queenless. This state is called queenlessness. There’s nothing complicated about the definition of queenlessness! But when ...
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Introduction A swarm is one of the most dramatic and amazing shows of nature that anyone, beekeeper or not, can witness. Swarming is a natural process through which ...
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Introduction Bees have it tough and have to contend with a wide range of potential challenges. But they do it so well and a successful colony can survive ...
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Introduction Beekeeping brings so much joy to so many, but also has its challenges. We have looked in detail at the various threats to bees. Losses are always ...
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Introduction While bees are incredibly resilient, they do face challenges. From robbers to Smal Hive Beetle to American and European Foulbrood, from Nosema and Chalkbrood to Trachael mites and more, it’s amazing ...
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Introduction In the previous lesson we looked at the life of the Varroa mite and how their behaviors and reproductive patterns have the potential to decimate a honey bee ...
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The best thing about the dark months of winter is the truckload of seed catalogs that comes in the mail. I don’t know how it works, but if ...
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The views, opinions and recommendations expressed in this article are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of PerfectBee. Happenings in the Bee Yard This ...
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Introduction The world of nature can be downright gruesome. Imagine a creature that crawls into the incredibly tiny breathing tubes of the adult bee, restricting the flow of ...
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Introduction There are many diseases that can threaten honey bees, including American and European Foulbrood. The frequency and severity of these diseases varies considerably, as does the ease ...
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