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Why Are Bees Good for Coffee?

2020-10-27T15:06:18-04:00February 18th, 2015|Beekeeping|

  Bees are good for coffee producers, their families, and communities in coffee-growing regions. Coffee-growing regions are good sites for honey bees, as plant diversity within the coffee farm offer

The Basics of Bees

2020-10-27T15:07:54-04:00February 17th, 2014|Beekeeping|

Knowledge about bee biology is key to successful beekeeping. A bee colony has three types of bees: two female castes (a single queen and many workers), and a male bee

Bee Products for Income

2020-10-27T15:09:21-04:00February 16th, 2014|Beekeeping|

Honey bees can be an important source of nutritional or medicinal products, and/or income. Honey is the main product from honey bee keeping, providing dietary carbohydrate (sugar) and a variety

The Bee Market

2020-10-27T15:10:15-04:00February 15th, 2014|Beekeeping|

Bees maintained with modern culture methods in manmade hives readily produce harvestable amounts of honey and other bee products. Beekeepers looking to establish and build local markets for their products

Bee Tools and Equipment

2020-10-27T15:11:04-04:00February 14th, 2014|Beekeeping|

Basic equipment for commercial beekeeping consists of wooden boxes to house the bee colony, with a special base giving bees an area for entry and exit. Inside these boxes, wooden

The Cycle of the Beehive

2020-10-27T15:12:11-04:00February 13th, 2014|Beekeeping|

Bee colony life history is an annual cycle that syncs with bee forage resources. During the rainy season, colonies are smallest; at this time, beekeepers may supplement with sugar feeding.

Bee Swarms

2020-10-27T15:12:42-04:00February 12th, 2014|Beekeeping|

Swarming is a natural behavior of honey bees. Bees swarm as they outgrow their existing homesite. A swarm consists of a single queen and a large population of workers who

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