Category: Beekeeping

What do Bees do in the Hive?

People often ask us, “what do bees do in the hive”. Well, they don’t say, “busy as a bee” for nothing.  Honey bees perform a variety of tasks within their hive to ensure the survival and prosperity of the colony.

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Strange Bee Behaviour at Hive Entrance

One of the things that worry beginner beekeepers most in the early months or even years is when bees gather at the entrance to their hives. Novices immediately think that there is something disastrously wrong and that they have somehow failed. This is not necessarily so. But here is a…

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Honey Bees and Beekeeping for Fun and Profit

Why would you even want to get involved with stinging insects in the first place? Well, there are several reasons. The original reason for keeping bees was likely for the honey. If you kept the hives nearby, you would not need to hunt around to find a hive and if you found one, you might have to climb…

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