Bee Stings

Bees sting to defend their nest and themselves when disturbed. Beekeeping requires perseverance — and tolerance to stings. Using personal protective equipment and a smoker will help, but beekeepers may still get stung when they manipulate colonies. Individuals who react…

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Bee Pests and Diseases

Bee and nest pests, along with disease-causing pathogens, seek bee products such as honey and beeswax as a resource. Food reserves, the bees themselves and their nests, all attract a wide variety of unwanted pest and pathogen visitors. Pathogens cause…

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