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HowStuffWorks to show my 5 year old son. Want to start beekeeping with him within the next 2 years.

How Bees Work

A great picture depicting the anatomy of a bee mouth. How Bees Work.

What to do if you spot a Swarm of Bees

What to do if You Spot a Swarm of Bees? Call a local beekeeping association. A beekeeper will come out and gather this beautiful swarm for a hive in a safe place.

DIY Drill Powered Honey Spinner

DIY Drill Powered Honey Spinner- nice if we used smaller frames

Marking a Queen bee © Éric Tourneret

marking a Queen bee © Éric Tourneret Queens are marked for 2 reasons; it makes it easier to spot her since she looks so much like the bees; the colour indicates what year the queen was born.

Mint ... A 2006 study found that a spearmint spray killed 97 percent of varroa mites collected from an infected honeybee colony. Mint flowers are so popular among foraging honeybees that peppermint oil is often used in bee learning experiments. Maybe they know what's good for them, and derive a measure of parasite protection from mingling in the mint.

The Best Reasons for Growing Mint

Mint ... A 2006 study found that a spearmint spray killed 97 percent of varroa mites collected from an infected honeybee colony. Mint flowers are so popular among foraging honeybees that peppermint oil is often used in bee learning experiments. Maybe they know what's good for them, and derive a measure of parasite protection from mingling in the mint.

Top Ten Bee Facts – Infographic

9 Amazing Bee Facts Infographic humans interfering with bees…no.

top bar hive front

Save the bees by building a top bar bee hive (instructions included)

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