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Choosing the Best Beehive

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An Introduction to Beekeeping

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Identify the Docile Honeybee from its More Aggressive Counterparts

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Pros & cons for each honeybee breeds’ traits. This is a fair, very generalized representation of their trait potentials.

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Find out who's buzzing round your garden #homesfornature Illustration by Catherine Pape

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Identifying honey bees. The worker bees are female; they are responsible for gathering nectar and pollen, cleaning the hive, caring for brood (bee larva), tending to the queen, guarding the hive, and turning nectar into honey. The queen remains in the hive to lay eggs and regulate worker activities with pheromones. The drones mate with a virgin queen on her nuptial flight and die immediately afterwards; drones are only present during spring and summer.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Identify the Docile Honeybee from its More Aggressive Counterparts

Types of They’re yellow and black and buzz around during warm summer days. Knowing the difference between a and its more aggressive cousins is important. Some will only sting when agitated and other types are more likely to chase you around.

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Types of bumblebees. Most bees have specialized branched or feathery body hairs that help in the collection of pollen. Female bees, like many other hymenopterans, have a defensive sting. Some bees produce honey from flower nectar. Honey bees and stingless bees commonly hoard large quantities of honey-a characteristic that is exploited by beekeepers, who harvest the honey for human consumption!

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